Russell Brand tells Fox News host: ‘come back to humanity’
The 39-year-old comedian told the Fox News anchor to speak from a ‘perspective of love’
A spat between British comedian and actor Russell Brand and U.S.-based Fox News anchor Sean Hannity over the Gaza conflict – which previously led to the former calling the latter a “terrorist” - has continued, with Brand launching into a 13-minute critique of his foe in a video uploaded on YouTube.
“Yesterday, Russell Brand, a D-list actor, better known for his failed marriage to Katy Perry recorded himself going on a 12-and-a-half minute tirade against… little old me,” Hannity had said on a Fox News segment entitled “Hollywood & Hamas.”
“He’s already got himself into trouble by trying to present himself sympathetically as ‘little old me’ when started off…playing one of Katy’s pop songs... that’s a mean spirited approach.”
In Brand’s video, peppered with mimicry of Hannity’s American accent, the 39-year-old comedian ended his monologue by asking the TV host to return “back to humanity.”
“Sean, you're a human being. Come back to humanity. You've lost yourself, mate. Tonight when you go home, look in the mirror for a little while, take a deep breath, remember how you were as a child, remember how you feel about the people you love, remember that all human beings everywhere, they have those sensations and those feelings, try and speak from a perspective of love not from vengeance and hatred.”
The spat began when Brand criticized Hannity’s demeanor and style while interviewing a Palestinian-American analyst on the almost-month-old conflict in Gaza.
After a few seconds of welcoming Yousef Munayyer to the show, Hannity starts pointing his finger at Munayyer asking him what he would do if a group started firing rockets into his neighborhood.
“Sean is thinking: we want conflict, what things can I say to exacerbate the conflict” Brand said, in response to the questions Hannity posed at Munayyer.