My Opinion on Russell Brand / Jonathan Ross Prank Calls
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ok so during a radio recording of "The Russell Brand Show" Russell and his guest co-host Jonathan Ross made comments about the actor Andrew Sachs' Grand daughter, Georgina Baillie's sex life. If you want to hear the comments paste in the link below (Warning it contains strong language and conversations of an adult nature)
So whats my opinion on this scandal ? well first it shouldn't be as news worthy as it was. this story was the biggest thing over here in the uk and given the credit crunch, how the hell did this get so much press? I am a fan of Russell Brand, a long time listener of his radio 2 show for 2 yrs. When i heard the show first, i didn't think the comments were that bad abd i admit to laughing a lot. On reflection, they did go too far. Being a pre-recorded show, they should of nipped it in the bud, and it is quite suprising it got through onto the airwaves. Not only due to the comments but even the F word went out un-bleeped, which never happens unless its live, so whoever passed it through messed up. Though Jonathan made the comment its itself, russell kept it going and should of stopped it. The singing bit was too far and not funny really. However i think the mian thing here is..why was sachs even planned to be on the show?? simple answer : Russell's need to be daring as a comedian and stupidity. He had previously had sex with Sach's granddaughter, had made comments about this in weeks leading up to this segment. He must of known and probably wanted something to come out about it, and even said " have got respect for you and your lineage and your progeny" for that he is a total idiot. I don't think BBC would of fired russell had he not resigned. Guess he would of got same treatment as Jonathan. Russell is too key to the youth demograhpic. I imagine they've lost a big youth audience with russell gone.
So in closing, these two are comedians and strive to shock. However russell did egg the situation on way too much, jonathan should of known better. Plus russell has lost any right to complain about the media's large coverage of his sex life (not like he ever does complain really) still it isn't big news when you take a second too compare it too real problems in the world
your views? was it right, wrong? was the punishment fair? or was it all in good fun and people should chill out? let me know your views