hugo boss the nazi (russell) brand

hugo boss nazi russell brandrussell brand produced a few minutes of anarchic magic or truth at the recent gq awards, sponsored by the nazi suppliers brand hugo boss.

it is one of those moments you either wish you were or, for some, were not there if you were there.

luckily we can see the video of his acceptance speech and you can read the hugo boss nazi brand article by russell.

Before long, John Bishop is on stage giving me a lovely introduction, so I get up as Noel Gallagher hurls down a few gauntlets, daring me to “do my worst”.

I thanked John, said the “oracle award” sounds like a made-up prize you’d give a fat kid on sports day – I should know, I used to get them – then that it’s barmy that Hugo Boss can trade under the same name they flogged uniforms to the Nazis under and the ludicrous necessity for an event such as this one to banish such a lurid piece of information from our collective consciousness.

I could see the room dividing as I spoke. I could hear the laughter of some and louder still silence of others.

Guardian: Russell Brand and the GQ awards: ‘It’s amazing how absurd it seems’