There’s nothing like the presence of some Nazis to ruin a perfectly good party.
On Tuesday night, the comedian Russell Brand was thrown out of GQ magazine’s Men of the Year Awards after-show for making jibes about the event’s sponsor, Hugo Boss, and the fashion company’s historic links to the Nazi party.
While on stage, Brand told the gathered celebrities and politicians, ‘If anyone knows a bit about history and fashion, you know it was Hugo Boss who made uniforms for the Nazis.’
He then added, with less than subtle irony, ‘But they looked f***ing fantastic, let’s face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality.’
But it has emerged that Brand himself is not averse to a spot of the designer’s sharp tailoring – having apparently been snapped wearing a jacket by the German fashion firm in February.
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