Russell Brand faces Twitter backlash after tweeting Daily Mail reporter's contact details

One user urged others to report Brand to Twitter for the tweet

Kashmira Gander
Monday 08 December 2014 16:13 GMT
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Comedian Russell Brand came under fire on Monday, after he tweeted a journalist's contact details
Comedian Russell Brand came under fire on Monday, after he tweeted a journalist's contact details (Alex Huckle/Getty Images)

Comedian Russell Brand felt the wrath of Twitter this afternoon after he tweeted an image of a Daily Mail reporter’s business card featuring his mobile number.

Brand, who in the past year has become a vocal activist, posted a tweet on Monday afternoon making allegations about the tax affairs of the company and the newspaper’s owner, Lord Rothermere.

“One of their senior reporters wants to talk about it,” the comedian wrote. The tweet was accompanied by an image showing the business card of senior reporter Neil Sears, with “Please call” written above his name with an arrow pointing to his work landline number, his mobile phone number and his work email address.

Margo Milne wrote: “So you share his contact details? Low.”

Minutes later, Brand deleted the tweet and explained that the reporter had asked him to call him, but did not apologise for posting his details.

“That was a bit nuts. He put it thru me door with “please call” on it. They’re bothering me Mum. Deleted it. I’m human," he wrote.

The tweet comes after Russell Brand threatened to take legal action against The Sun last week for labelling him a ‘hypocrite’.

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