The failed attempt of Russell Brand at humour was offensive last night at the MTV Video Music Awards. If he was trying to break into the America market because he is not well know he took the wrong path. If he thinks he can come to the United States and ridicule the American president he is in the wrong country. Bush whether you like him or hate him is still the person American’s chose. People came to the awards and tuned in to see the celebrities and hoped for a decent show, instead what they got was a attention seeking ridiculous looking person spewing his one sided, biased comments about American Politics at an awards show.
Some of his less than witty comments were:
Now, as a representative of the global community and a visitor from abroad, I don’t want to come across a little bit biased, but could I please ask of you people of America, to Please Elect BARACK OBAMA. Please! On behalf of the world. (Camera pans to singers Chris Brown and Britney Spears applauding and cheering.) Some people, I think they’re called racists, say that America is not ready for a black president. But I know America to be a forward-thinking country, right. Because, otherwise, you know, would you have let that retarded cowboy fellow be president for eight years?
We were very impressed. It was nice of you to let him have a go. Because in England, George Bush wouldn’t be trusted with a pair of scissors.
I am obliged by broadcasting law to show some balance in this situation, which means, uh, the Republicans might be alright. Sarah Palin. She’s a VILF! A vice president I’d like to…fumble, fondle, I dunno. I do feel a little bit sorry for her daughter, getting pregnant, poor kid. Is it a boy? Is it a girl? It’s a P.R. stunt. Come on. Be honest.
And I feel most sorry for that poor teenaged father. Boy. One minute, he’s just a teenaged lad in Alaska having joyful, unprotected sex. And the next minute: Get to the Republican convention. I think that is the best safe sex message of all time. Use a condom or become Republican! …That boy will spend the rest of his life masturbating while wearing a condom…
…New music, new president, and brand new America. And you people deserve it after eight years of Bush. I promise you, you deserve it…
Members of the studio audience looked horrified at Brand’s jokes. Everyone was out for a celebration and Russell tried to turn it into a Republican bashing rally. Sure everyone is allowed their opinion, but this was not a comedy show, it was not the Russell Brand show, it was an event with many people of diverse political views.
It’s a sad reflection on the absurdly high level of disrespect in public discourse that a joyous music and film oriented spectacle was allowed to be hijacked by Brand and turned into bashing a President of the United States and over the top promotion of ONE political party.