Russell Brand causes controversy at Cambridge University ‘shut up you Harry Potter p***s’

Comedian Russell Brand allegedly made the slur during a Union address at Cambridge University.


by Closer staff |
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He reportedly made the comment after being asked to pick his favourite university crest as the students cheered.

In an attempt to hush his audience he allegedly told them ‘shut up you Harry Potter p***s.’

Students didn’t seem too offended by the comment when they took to Twitter after his talk.

One wrote ‘Russell Brand @rustyrockets telling a bunch of "Harry Potter p**fs" to start a revolution. Not bad for a Monday night.’

Another student said: ‘Shut up you Harry Potter p**fs' HAHAHHAA.’

The star's language caused a stir after word spread, but the comment was seemingly received by audience members as a satirical joke rather than an offensive slur.

The actor has spoken out about his support of gay rights and same sex marriage, even inviting the infamous Westboro Baptist Church (who are explicit in their campaign against gay rights) onto his talk show to blast them for their treatment of gay people.

Russell has been outspoken in his support of gay rights.
Russell has been outspoken in his support of gay rights.

Russell was speaking to students about revolution and his idea to make a political revolution ‘sexy’ so as to inspire more support.

He told students ‘give us something to vote for then we will vote for it… Give us a system that is truly representative.’

'Use this education that you are receiving to bring about ideas that can benefit not just you but all of us.’

Russell has been increasingly outspoken about his dissatisfaction with UK politics and even called for a revolution during an interview with Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman.

The comedian is rumoured to be back together with Jemima Khan despite reports that the couple had gone their seperate ways.

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