Russell Brand delayed a RBS worker from eating his lunch after his latest stunt and it was not received well by the worker in question.
Jo from Northern Ireland wrote an open letter to the comedian, which has since gone viral, bemoaning that he’d been forced to stand in the “freezing cold for half an hour on your whim”, after security had locked doors to the building.
The stunt also caused his recently bought paella lunch to go cold. Forget Nigel Farage on Question Time, Brand had finally met his nemesis.
“It looks like you're challenging the system and the powers that be want your voice suppressed. Or something. But all it really means, behind the manipulative media bullshit, is that you don't have an appointment,” he wrote.
Brand has since responded, pledging to replace his paella and apologised for “being lairy”.
But the video below is the moment Brand met his hungry, cold nemesis outside the RBS bank. The comedian begins by talking about the alleged corruption of RBS, bankers bonuses and how he’s here as part of a film he’s making with Michael Winterbottom about “financial inequality”.
Jo from Northern Ireland pushes past him angrily.
“I’m not having a go at your mate,” said Brand following him to the closed doors.
“You want to talk about inequality? My lunch is going cold and I can’t get into my office,” said Jo.
Brand is undeterred.
“I’m assuming you weren’t one of the people who received a bonus of £500 million worth of bonuses last years,” he said.
Russell Brand's Most Controversial Quips
Russell Brand's Most Controversial Quips
1/19 On puberty:
“By puberty I learned that nothing worth having could be easily attained and to succeed one must be single minded."
2/19 On changing the world:
“I want to change the world, and do something valuable and beautiful. I want people to remember me before I'm dead, and then more afterwards.”
3/19 On being strong:
"Strength does not have to be belligerent and loud."
4/19 On grammar:
“I couldn't possibly have sex with someone with such a slender grasp on grammar!”
5/19 On manners in England:
"In England we have such good manners that if someone says something impolite, the police will get involved."
6/19 On junkie v vegetarian:
“Even as a junkie I stayed true [to vegetarianism] - 'I shall have heroin, but I shan't have a hamburger.' What a sexy little paradox.”
7/19 On the future:
“People don't realize that the future is just now, but later.”
8/19 On sex addiction:
“Boggle with sex addicts is up there with go-kart racing with junkies.”
9/19 On life:
“My life is just a series of embarrassing incidents strung together by telling people about those embarrassing incidents.”
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10/19 On happiness:
"If you want to be happy stop being so self-obsessed and start considering other people."
11/19 On drug addiction:
“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.”
12/19 On sitcoms:
"I do have a regard for the musicality of language that came from BBC sitcoms like Fawlty Towers."
13/19 On life motivation:
"That's what keeps me alive, perversion and star quality.”
14/19 On love:
“When you fall in love you recognise you're not the most important person in the world, and your focus becomes another person.”
15/19 On threesomes:
“I like threesomes with two women, not because I'm a cynical sexual predator. Oh no! But because I'm a romantic. I'm looking for "The One." And I'll find her more quickly if I audition two at a time.”
16/19 On Conservatives:
"Conservatism appeals to our selfishness and fear, our designer and self-interest."
17/19 On surfing:
“Surfing should be called "foam-choking" or "sea stabbing.”
18/19 On Demi Moore:
"I've not made love to her yet, but it's a matter of time."
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19/19 On success:
"When I was growing up, I thought I'd be a lot happier if I was famous and successful and if I had money."
When Jo from Northern Ireland agrees that no, he was not among the elite few to have been awarded such monetary gains, but he really would just like to eat his lunch inside, Brand continues.
“Do you think it’s me who’s in charge with closing the doors? No, they closed the doors. Do you remember at school when they said, ‘Russell’s been naughty so we’ll all have to stay behind’? Do you remember that?”