Ok, so I have had an affinity to Mr Brand since before his emergence into stardom. This was in the mid 2000s when he was hosting on a show called Big Brother’s Big Mouth. his effervescent character intrigued me greatly. I especially liked his eccentricity and his charismatic nature. His vocabulary bank is impressive and has always been someone that struck a chord with me because of this. He had a bad reputation after his foray with drug addiction which was replaced by a sexual addiction. Women were putty in his hands and his endless tabloid features with various gorgeous women was not uncommon.
He soon moved to the USA where he still was an unknown figure but given a major platform to become a cult figure – namely controversially hosting the VMA awards – Twice! and starring in a couple of movies.
Recently, Brand has become somewhat of a revolutionist. Now floating towards the political sphere and away from materialism and Hollyweird. He has started a ‘brand’ revolution – a following. From shaming news anchors on live TV to being interviewed by Jeremy Paxman with his impressive articulation of political issues today. His bold rhetoric regarding why he doesn’t vote was documented and reposted several times over on all social networking platforms.
I am pleased that our Russell has risen and aligned himself for a positive cause. I am however worried that this may all be a phase that will soon die into oblivion – remember Kony 2012?
I wish the Russell the best in his revolution quest. He has some good ideas about how the masses should fight injustice to the underclass, let’s hope it finishes in a good vein.