This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 5 °C Wednesday 29 January, 2020
Advertisement

Russell Brand responds to 'snide' Irish reporter with an entire Trews episode

He even quoted the Rubberbandits.

ON MONDAY, RUSSELL Brand had a very public encounter with Galway-born Channel 4 News reporter Paraic O’Brien.

Brand called O’Brien ‘a snide’ after being asked about the value of his property in London, after a march to support residents of the New Era estate in east London.

The incident quickly became something of a social media phenomenon.

Source: ODN/YouTube

O’Brien has defended his line of questioning. Meanwhile, Brand has responded to the incident in detail, in an entire seven-minute episode of his YouTube series The Trews.

He admitted overreacting, but said the question was “a combination of boring and really annoying”:

I do overreact. I’m a bit of a heart-on-the-sleeve kind of person. [But] I do genuinely care about the New Era estate. [...] And you get there and there’s a journalist there [...] and then when he actually does go ‘How much is your rent’, it’s like, mate, come on, do us a favour. It’s exhausting.

Brand also quoted the Rubberbandits, who he recently worked with. He said:

We’re friends with the Rubberbandits, the Irish hip hop group, and they said that guy, who’s an Irishman, should understand what it’s like to have land and property seized by a higher authority.

Brand’s supporters have also been vocal over the incident:

Here’s the full episode:

Source: Russell Brand/YouTube

More: Russell Brand calls reporter “a snide” after he is asked how much his home is worth>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Michael Freeman

Read next:

COMMENTS (5)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel