The Russell Brand-stanning has made this clear.
I finally got around to reading up on the allegations against Brand. And Jesus fucking Christ.
Apparently his line is that everything was consensual. And apparently there are a number of people who are willing to take his word over that of five, count 'em five, accusers. I don't know if there's any number of accusers, or any other evidence, that could ever convince anyone like that.
This is very disappointing. I remember reading a thoughtful but still excoriating essay Brand wrote for (I think) The Guardian when Margaret Thatcher died. The man is clearly smart and, on that issue at least, on the right side. I find it utterly bizarre he's so desperate for approval that he would turn to people I'm sure he would normally disdain.
I used to wonder what he was doing married to Katy Perry, who doesn't exactly seem like his intellectual equal. (Although for all I know, she might be.) Now that's starting to look like the most normal thing, relationship-wise, he's ever done.
Somehow David avocado Wolfe has shown up to defend brand too. I had almost forgotten about him and his horrible memes that I had to keep reminding older liberal friends on Facebook to STOP FUCKING SHARING
Yeah this article basically sums up the FarQ Party. They are either true believers or opportunists who push the same non-factual bullshit and they don't care if it is true or not as long as they believe it to be true, they can get others t do the same, and/or it hurts the right people.
In short, enemies of human civilization.
Brand seems to be one of those people that went to crunchy/conspiracy theorist after getting off heroin that he went RWNJ. He also strikes me as very susceptible to flattery and is easy to manipulate as long as his ego is being stroked the right way.
Uurgh, imagine having ANDREW TATE come out in support of you. Does he want Brand to look MORE guilty?
Why is it that so many prominent antivaxxers have credible allegations of sexual harassment and assault raised against them? Maybe the vaccine forces men to behave more appropriately toward women they encounter when going about their lives.
Huh look at that, I was still following Brand on Twitter. I guess the Deep State silenced him enough I hadn't seen any posts from him in so long I didn't think I still was. Maybe I muted him? I dunno. Why was I following him? Because back at the point I did, he was doing the got sober, eating healthy, getting his life together kick and hey, I'm down with that. But since I hadn't seen his stuff lately, I had no idea he'd veered over into anti-vaxx BS (little say the current turn of events). Ah well. He was never the funny one in the Goth Detectives anyway.
I still know legit progressives who cannot get it through their heads that the RW doesn't care if they make up outrageous lies just to damage opponents and make the words they use "groomer, pedo, etc" utterly meaningless anymore. While the real groomers and pedos lurk in churches, scouting, and cpac.
Russell Brand flatters himself if he think whatever nonsense he says about vaccines is important enough for there to be a conspiracy to silence him.
every single aspect of this is so fucking predictable.
Brandt is going to try and handwave everything away with highbrow-like gobbledygook and the usual suspects in the nutter butter aisle have a new show horse for as long as that's gonna last.
grifters gonna grift.
Sometimes, it seems that when some fading star starts spouting out Q nonsense that they only doing it to get back in the newspapers.
The Right hates Occam’s Razor. Hm, Russell Brand used to be employed in Hollywood and by the BBC, but hasn’t been for years, turned into a kook, and has a major beef with the media…
I wonder why? Could it be because nobody wanted to work with him because he’s a serial predator? Could it be that he started maligning the media in anticipation of this all coming out, since journalists have been trying to get this story out for at least five years?
Of course not! It’s Deep State gobbledygook!
Discordian Law Of Fives.
Russell Brand has always been just another poseur - someone who wanted to be a "rock star" without actual ability or talent, but wanted to live that "rock 'n' roll lifestyle" that would eventually kill actual rock stars. (For instance, today is the anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's death.)
And now he has achieved his phony "rock star" status: serial rapist.
I didn't know Russell Brand had veered into antivax lunacy. I replaced him with Sasha Baron Cohen years ago.
In non-horrible comedian news, Maria Bamford's new book "Sure, I'll Join Your Cult" is in bookstores now. Infinitely funnier than Russell Brand, Maria's comedy is worth checking out.