Controversial comedian Russell Brand caused quite a stir during his panel at the 2012 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. Rather than simply basking in the news that his FX talk show “Brand X With Russell Brand” has been renewed for an additional 7 episodes, the actor took to bashing politician Sarah Palin.
On the popularity of the much ridiculed Palin, Brand mused, “People want to f–k her. That’s why they tolerate the other stuff.” His comment immediately overshadowed any discussion about his stream-of-consciousness talk show.
This is not the first time Brand has made a vulgar remark about Palin. In 2008 Brand got himself into some hot water after hosting the MTV Video Music Awards, revealing that the network had cut a joke from the telecast involving Palin’s then-pregnant daughter Bristol.
“I wanted to say she was forcing her teenage daughter to have a baby because she is so anti-abortion. But also, as a Republican she is pro-execution so she is going to give her the electric chair for being a little slut,” Brand told The Telegraph.
Keeping with his theme of lewd and ignorant form of humor, Brand spoke out against Chick-Fil-A at the panel calling the chain a “racist chicken dispensary.” The fast-food restaurant has recently come under fire after the CEO made anti-gay comments.
Later, Brand clarified his thoughtless comment, saying,”Didn’t Chick-Fil-A say that they’re racist now? Or homophobic? I get mixed up with the prejudices.”
One thing I won’t be mixing up is skipping over FX whenever Russell Brand is on.