Russell Brand has a newfound fame—not in Hollywood but in the political realm. Brand speaks very elegantly toward social issues, especially to an American ear. Taking command of any interview, he speaks quickly and clearly. However, as with most postmodern thinkers, his points and arguments seem to lack depth or critical consideration of the points made. In this article, Russell Brand comments on the recent events he was involved in at the GQ awards. His comments, entitled “Russell Brand and the GQ awards: ‘It’s amazing how absurd it seems,” were published in The Guardian. Brand defends himself and his actions because of the criticism he received at the awards and criticism that followed afterward.Russell Brand has been in the public eye for some time now. Between his movies and his relationship with Katy Perry, most people, at some level know who he is. Because of this, whenever Russell Brand speaks, or, in this case, stirs controversy, people listen. He is also a master of words, creating wonderfully written articles and providing well-spoken commentary on current events. He has gained an ear in both America and the UK. The influence that Brand has over people allows him to gain readership around the world.While giving his acceptance speech at the GQ awards, Russell Brand correctly connected the sponsor of the GQ awards, Hugo Boss, to the Nazis. Hugo Boss did in fact design the Nazi uniforms that were worn while Nazi Germany attempted to destroy entire races of people. The public was only able to see the awards from the camera’s point of view and watch Brand’s speech; they didn’t see anything behind the scenes. In defense of what occurred, he comments on the complete event, from the time he stepped out of his vehicle to the …
…ce, it is safe to say that this type of argumentation works. Russell Brand does a fantastic job of clearly presenting his point, doing so in an entertaining way, which may contribute to his success today. While Brand may alienate a few people with his lack of logical depth or consistency, many will find his arguments appealing, particularly those of the younger generation, looking only for something to be a part of, not a consistent argument.
Brand, Russell. “Russell Brand and the GQ Awards: ‘It’s Amazing How Absurd It Seems.'” The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited, 13 Sept. 2013. Web. 23 Mar. 2014. Russell Brand’s commentary and defense of what occurred at the GQ awards.”Russell Brand Rips on GQ Hugo Boss and Syria War.” YouTube. Ed. MrSon2k. YouTube, 08 Sept. 2013. Web. 23 Mar. 2014. The video of Russell Brand’s speech at the GQ awards.