God hates Russell Brand

Before the show, Steve Drain of the Westboro Baptist Church asked me just how long I’d been working on BrandX with Russell Brand as I led him from his car to the bare-bones green room we were sticking him in until the taping started.

“Since the beginning,” I replied.

“Oh, cool man,” Drain said, appearing completely genuine. “That’s cool.”

And then he went on TV:


About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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3 Responses to God hates Russell Brand

  1. I had Tim Phelps on my radio network last year. He was so narrow-minded, and eventually hung up on the show. However, we had also booked Nate Phelps, the brother who ran from the family when hew as 18, & has never returned He's still considered as going to hell by his family because he doesn't adhere to their beliefs. It was a gripping 2 hours. (I played producer that night, as the show was hosted by a friend of mine.)

  2. Todd S. says:

    I was waiting for some Geraldo-esque chair throwing to ensue.

  3. Scoobydoo says:

    Man, the homophobia was over the top. It would probably be better for these guys to just come out of the closet.

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