Russell Brand takes on Justin Bieber and the media


In an exclusive clip featuring Russell Brand in his latest comedy special entitled ‘Messiah Complex’, the British entertainer takes on Justin Bieber and the media.

Brand is widely known for causing controversy with his statements regarding current affairs and for having recently opened up about his increasingly repugnant view towards contemporary politics.

After attacking the global financial system in a two-part interview with American actor Alec Baldwin on October 11, Brand reappeared a couple of weeks later in a strained interview with BBC while promoting his new book ‘Revolution’.

In the combative interview on BBC’s ‘Newsnight’, Brand highlighted the “interesting” relationship between the families of former US president George Bush and Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

His provocative statements quite often receive criticism when taking on all sorts of issues, even while leading many to sublime laughter.

Russell Brand at Birmingham Symphony Hall performing his Messiah Complex show (photo: Wire Image)

Speaking about the singer, Brand stated that Bieber should try heroin.

“The top of the hit parade would look very different if teenyboppers were exposed to heroin,” Brand told Rolling Stone in 2010. “It would weed a lot of them out. I don’t think Justin Bieber could handle Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd’s habit. A lot of people in their journey to rehab overdose, and then, perhaps, we could be spared their awful music. It’s Darwinian. It’s the law of natural selection.”

While the comedy will debut on 28 November on EPIX, the exclusive clip features how he takes on everything, including corporate media and publications like the Daily Mail, which following the comedian’s latest statements, depicted him as a corrupter of the Biebs.

The entertainer described the following question, “What advice would you give to any young pop stars out there?” as… “clearly a joke question that required a joke answer,” he said while admitting that his own brain hasn’t always been his best ally.

So the joke answer Brand’s brain came up with was: “Young pop stars, including Justin Bieber, should take heroin”.