Russell Brand is not known for boring media appearances. If he isn't making a subversive critique of American television on Morning Joe, he's calling out the bigotry of Westboro Church protesters on his own show. His participation at the GQ's "Man of the Year" award show was no different. Instead of humbly accepting the award on stage, he decided to condemn the very sponsor of the prize he was being honored with: Hugo Boss. Let's just say he spilled the beans on the company's dark past like a total boss.
Shortly after taking the stage, Brand made a vague reference to Syria and jumped right into explaining Hugo Boss' role during WWII. "If anyone knows a bit about history and fashion, you know it was Hugo Boss who made uniforms for the Nazis," he said in the microphone.
Then, with the lightest touch of sarcasm, he pointed out, "But they looked f*cking fantastic, let’s face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality."
The Daily Mail reports that moments after the speech, the actor was ordered to the leave the party by GQ's editor, Dylan Jones. The two men then took their vitriol online and exchanged a set of angry tweets.
After Dylan Jones tweeted, "What you did was very offensive to Hugo Boss," the actor rightfully pointed out, "What Hugo Boss did was very offensive to the Jews."