Russell Brand is a complete douche

Russell Brand is a sanctimonious liberal elite douchebag.

And he is trouble.

Russell Brand could be banned from Twitter, after he tweeted the contact details of a journalist to his 8.7 million followers.

The comedian tweeted a photograph of the business card of a senior Daily Mail reporter that  included his work phone number, mobile number, and work email address.

In the since-deleted tweet, Brand, 39, alleged the newspaper and its owner, Lord Rothermere, were avoiding tax.

“Lord Rothermere and @DailyMailUK avoid tax. One of their senior reporters wants to talk about it,” Brand tweeted, with a photograph of reporter Neil Sears’ business card attached.

He may have deleted the tweet, but Buzzfeed grabbed a copy of it.

The Guardian reports Brand’s original tweet was retweeted hundreds of times by his followers, with some people criticising the comedian’s decision.

Piers Morgan tweeted: “Russell Brand tweeting journalists’ personal phone numbers? What a berk.”

Another Twitter user wrote: “Hats off to Russell Brand for managing the seemingly impossible: making Twitter sympathise with a Daily Mail reporter.”

Brand deleted the tweet, but did not apologise for publicising the journalist’s contact details.

“That was a bit nuts. He put it thru me door with ‘please call’ on it. They’re bothering me Mum. Deleted it. I’m human,” Brand wrote.

Despite deleting the offending tweet, Brand could face a ban from the social media site, because he was in breach of Twitter’s rules, which state: “You may not publish or post other people’s private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorisation and permission.”

Twitters states it can either suspend or delete accounts considered in breach of the rules.

Not doubt Giovanni Tiso will rush to his defence.


– Sydney Morning Herald


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  • R2D2

    Bloody Snipes!

  • Kerry

    Brand really is a complete tool,does anybody take him seriously?.

    • Kip_Dynamite

      Probably only the publishers and TV executives who peddle his insane, juvenile crap for a dollar. The guy is an unfunny, obnoxious ass who behaves like a spoiled 8 year old.

    • Never in the dark…..

      He’s not a tool, as they’re typically quite useful.

      As for “seriously”, it goes into that list of words (along with funny, hilarious and humourous) that I struggle to put in the same sentence as his name. There’s a surprisingly longer list of words I could use, but that would ensure a banning.

  • ozbob68

    He is getting shirty about tax dodgers and yet pays rent to his landlord who is based in the Virgin Isle for tax avoidance purposes. Is this the definition of a “champagne socialist”?

  • steve and monique

    “I’m human?” technically maybe

    • Salacious Crumb

      I disagree. Exhibit A: He dumped Katy Perry by text

      • burns_well_eh

        More proof than necessary. He dumped Katy Perry – that’s enough.

  • twr

    “They’re bothering me mum”. Good to see him getting a taste of his own medicine after his vile hounding of Andrew Sachs.

  • Angus Robertson

    If you put your info on a business card and then hand that card out to lots of people, is that info really private?.

    • Tom

      Specifically mentions in Twitter’s T&Cs that you may not

    • maninblack

      he has 8.7 million followers.. not just showing it round an office or anything.

    • IanGreg

      So you’re happy to receive million of pieces of spam simply because your contact details are available?

  • Never in the dark…..

    A headline that calls it as I’ve always seen it (him).

  • burns_well_eh

    Russell is a special kind of stupid – maybe SFNS as it seems to be catching.

    Not only does he do this colossally stupid thing on twitter, he also verbally abused a reporter who asked a couple of genuine and reasonable questions when Brand was protesting in support of some left-wing wimmin bludgers whinging about having to pay the bare minimum in rent.

    Q1: Don’t rich people like oyu that buy up lots of houses in London contribute to the pressure on rents by increasing demand?
    Q2: How much rent do you pay, and who do you pay it to?

  • Nige.

    It sounds like the actions of someone at their wits end. Truth is that he gets harrased because of the silly things he does. He can stop the unwanted attention (in this case directed at his mother) by quitting being an attention seeker.

    Chickens coming home to roost. Reaping what you sew….etc…etc…

  • Chris Chitens

    He is a raving lunatic IMHO but he means well and no doubt cares deeply about helping people he thinks are in need of help. He was spot on in his retort to the cheeky reporter asking about his dig. This was hardly worth the post. Business card post was silly though.

  • friardo

    Too many brains, insufficient wisdom.