Russell Brand Tells VMA Audience To Vote For Obama: Are You Serious?

September 7, 2008 at 8:52 pm 35 comments

My wife wanted to watch the Video Music Awards on MTV mainly because they have been marketing Britney Spears as one of the opening acts. She wanted to see if Britney has recovered from her recent struggles.

Britney did open it with two lines, then there was a performance. Next, the host of the VMAs, Russell Brand took the stage. The next thing that happened outraged me, and my wife agreed that we should protest MTV.

Russell Brand, a celebrity from the UK told the audience that we should vote for Barack Obama. The world wants him as president. ARE YOU SERIOUS? The powers that be are using MTV’s Video Music Awards to promote their agendas?

I know that a cable network is entitled to their opinion, but to push that opinion on the American people is outrageous. It is probably no surprise that I am a Republican, but I don’t think it is one bit fair for an entertainment channel to push either candidate.

It is disrespectful and unethical to have someone push one political candidate in a public forum such as the Live VMA’s. Had someone got on there are promoted McCain, the media would blast MTV, the VMA’s, and everyone else they could, but since most of the media has been paid for or owned by some left wing liberal, it must be okay to promote Obama.

Fortunately, the viewers of MTV’s VMAs will probably be too worried about what celebrity is in rehab on November 4th, so we won’t have to worry about their vote!


Will we actually allow some freaked-out creackhead foreigner to insult our country? It is one thing if an Obama supporter insults Bush. Maybe they have a point, and they are hoping to better our country, but this guy is a worthless freak and is using an American outlet to insult our country. You people really agree with this kind of thing? He even insulted Palin’s daughter for choosing life, and the Jonas Brothers for choosing to be virgins… Good job MTV, way to be a positive role model for teenagers everywhere!


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  • 1. Kerry  |  September 7, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    I completely agree with you!! i am outraged!!! And the fact that this guy isn’t even a U.S. citizen and can’t vote anyways!! it is just crazy that he would say something like that!

  • 2. Mark Snow  |  September 7, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Get over yourself dude. This election isn’t about democrat or republican. It is about right and wrong. McCain-Bush is wrong and Obama is right. But I’m not surprised someone like you wrote this. Like Brand said, somebody voted for that retarded cowboy we call Bush. MTV can do whatever the hell they want. They are not CNN. So you and your wife can do us all a favor and take this right wing garbage and shove it. Have a good night you evil republican and go dream about offshore drilling.

  • 3. averagepolitics  |  September 7, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I really wish uneducated “left wing” liberals would quick referencing McCain with Bush, as Mark has above. I believe McCain has chosen Palin as his running mate.

    Now as someone who never really cared for Bush, and still has some distaste for him, I don’t think electing McCain is another four years of Bush. But, many of our wonderful Democratic supporters don’t ever have an educated point to base their argument on, so they pull something out of their behinds.

    Mark, thanks for pointing out that MTV can do whatever the hell they want. That makes it a lot better for me. Also, I will try to dream about offshore drilling in between a higher child tax credit, decreased taxes on business, especially small businesses, and and a president who might actually work with both parties, not just their own. I will also have a nightmare of a tree-hugging, let’s all be friends, do nothing, raise taxes on the rich but slowly push that down to all Americans, president: Barack Obama.

    Mark, I ask that you educate me on how Barack Obama is right and McCain is wrong.

  • 4. averagepolitics  |  September 7, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    I would also like to add that I apologize that the Democrats had to be endorsed by Russell Brand. That guy is scary, and if he told me do anything, I would be afraid to do it!

  • 5. middleman  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    While I am typically liberal with some social values, I have found this MTV VMA awards to be rather offensive – especially if I had younger family members watching. I would be embarassed if I was Barack Obama to be endorsed by such smut.

  • 6. Mark Snow  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    First and foremost I have an MBA from Stanford so I’m most likely more educated than out of touch people like you.First of all McCain voted with Bush more than 90 percent of the time so all that talk of him being a “maverick” is a bunch of bs. Another thing you republicans don’t understand is that the economy isn’t built from the top down but from the bottom up. This is something your republican god Reagan didn’t realize, thats why the 80’s were crappy as well. McCain doesn’t know anything about the economy and is delusional about “winning” the war. Republicans like you just don’t care. I bet you also believe being a community organizer is something bad too huh? You people crack me up.

  • 7. middleman  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Reflecting on this Brand guy, it is absolutly despicable how he degrades those respectable celebrities. If he represents what Obama stands for, I am scared what abyss half our country is falling into.

  • 8. averagepolitics  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Wow… Mr MBA… that is impressive. Did the masters in business get you all of that political education? At least McCain tries to involve both parties… What Democrat actually votes against his party? The Democratic platform is: “We are against everything Republican!”

    As far as Reagan, the Democratic ideas of higher taxes and taxes on windfall profits had nothing to do with the struggling economy? Good answer!

    As far as winning the war… Obama said he would pull out, then said well, maybe not, if we are winning. I’m not sure what you are attacking about the war, but we actually doing well for what we have to work with, and “winning.”

    There is nothing wrong with being a community organizer. Organize all you want. Choose an educated platform and march on it! You can probably use that Stanford education to find something to organize about!

  • 9. Mark Snow  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    And I also would like to add that even though you may not like Bush now, you still voted for him twice. So that says a lot about your judgment when you stand in that voting booth. You are so far right and so blinded from being a republican you probably would have also voted against JFK and FDR.

  • 10. averagepolitics  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:13 pm


    I can appreciate your liberal views. I can also appreciate your view about Brand. I can’t believe he would actually say what he did. He could have found something else funny instead of degrading people that are doing the right thing, and talking about completely inappropriate topics on national TV.

    I think Brand has any ideas of what Class is.

  • 11. averagepolitics  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:15 pm


    I didn’t vote for Bush either time. I vote for the best candidate. I appreciate the assumption, but you are wrong, again!

  • 12. middleman  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Want to know Obama’s definition of community organization?


  • 13. averagepolitics  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    WOW… That is scary!

    The article has it right, Big Brother has nothing on the Obamas!!!

  • 14. Mark Snow  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Really? So you agree with Al Gore and John Kerry’s political ideas but not Obama’s. Last time I checked, the Gore and Kerry political platforms are more closely aligned with Obama. Anyway, this was a great conversation. But to end it, the choice is clear. Obama or McCain. That’s all I’m saying. We need intelligence and judgment in the White House.

  • 15. middleman  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    JFK and FDR are so far apart from the Democrats today.

  • 16. averagepolitics  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Actually, I was an uneducated Democrat for no real reason during both elections. Once I became educated, I became a republican, but more precisely, a traditionalist.

    I don’t think Obama is the intelligent choice, but we are all entitled to our opinion!

  • 17. averagepolitics  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    I probably would have voted for both JFK and FDR, but the situations were completely different. In fact, I think a lot of the FDR programs are part of the problem today, but they were needed at that time in order to save our country and move forward!

  • 18. Mark Snow  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    To middleman: Ask yourself this question. Who do you think JFK and FDR would vote for if they were alive today?

  • 19. middleman  |  September 7, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    It was only 4 years ago, most Republicans viewed McCain as a Democrat in disguise. There has been a break down in the parties that a “middleman” like me can get stuck in. I am pro choice, and while I am married, if other non heterosexual couples want to get married, i don’t care. I do care about our country moving towards this socialism agenda. I do care about people being classified in groups. WE are all one. We are all Americans, and when you start to separate us into groups, I begin to worry. WE should all be taught to be responsible for ourselves.

  • 20. Lauren  |  September 8, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I agree 100% I have three kids and it made me SICK that that was the message he was sending out. Hey kids, it’s okay to have sex everynow and then but if you get pregnant you better have an abortion!” I was so pissed!

  • 21. Kiki  |  September 8, 2008 at 11:28 am

    I completely agree with you. I was so annoyed last night by that guy. I couldn’t believe the things he was saying about our country and trying to push Obama on everyone. I just pissed me off so much. The only solace there was that at least when he was being disrespectful and thinking it was funny, very very few people actually laughed.

  • 22. mcain.palin08  |  September 8, 2008 at 11:33 am

    What a piece fo European trash…I will never watch MTV again due to the political bullshit they try to pull!! Celebrities…get over yourselves…noone cares about your opinion because your rich self obsessed dumbasses. And for those who say bush is a “retard” “dumb”…blaa blaaa blaa…uhh news don’t go to Yale and graduate from Harvard Business School…for being stupid. The real stupidity is that you ignorant people actually think Obama can change things…get a grip people…your allowed to live and breath in this country because republicans…if dems had it their way…we “Americans” that you so hate would be the minority!!! If you don’t love this country…GET THE **** OUT!!!

  • 23. Dean  |  September 8, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Mr. MBA- that never impressed me much. Its what you do with your education and keeping with your values. No doubt this country needs a change, not from the past 8 years, but from the past 30 years where we have become a country that doesn’t produces anything anymore (goods , agriculture, new ideas,). All w do now is trade securuties, take comishions and develope new ways to finance unfinacable people. This is not a Rep/Dem issue its a our “entitled generatioin”, not willing to work for a living. They are too busy watching MTV and playing video games.And probably staying in school too long cause maommy and daddy or the government is paying for it-Get a Job.
    As Far as Russell Brand goes , not worth my time. I did see a bit of his rant and rave but as I told my young daughter after we turned it off afer five minutes, Don’t worry-He doesn’y get to vote and most people in the audiance will forget to.

  • 24. Alex  |  September 8, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I just want to say that I think that its is a little ridiculous that Republicans constantly complain about how the “Liberal” media is to blame for all our woes. If you looked at the vast spectrum of information sources including TV, Radio, and print you would no doubt probably find a slight liberal leaning but it would be slight. Televised news may seem liberal but they will show what is going to sell ads in the end so they will pander to whatever viewer group is larger. As for the two news giants, CNN and FOXNews balance eachother out, each representing their obvious leanings. Their is no doubt print is heavily liberal but radio, on the other hand, is heavily conservative. I am not saying our news media in this coutry is great, in fact, I really think it’s quite terrible, but I think it is hypocritical to say that a guy on an awards show can’t make a political statement that we disagree with and then stand by our right to free speech when it suits us. I really think MTV is a trashy network and Mr. Brand isn’t someone I would want to back anything I was doing but he has the right to say what he thinks even if you (and I) think that the things he said were disrespectful and unneccessarily crude.

  • 25. averagepolitics  |  September 8, 2008 at 9:52 pm


    You make a few good points. I don’t think the liberal media is to blame for our woes. I think the American public’s desire to learn more about Russell Brand and Britney Spears than the future of their country is to blame for our woes.

    My biggest problem with this is that MTV is not a political forum that allows both sides to state their claims. They would never allow someone on any of their shows that said, “I love Bush and you should vote for McCain,” not even an AMERICAN!

    We may be wavering from our desire to promote free speech, but it should not be an issue on a show like the VMAs. You may be right, we may have an issue to resolve. I don’t think it would have been right for him to promote McCain either.

    I glad you agree that Brand was crude and disrespectful!

  • 26. Mark Snow  |  September 9, 2008 at 11:35 am

    to mcain.palin08: If dems had it their way the world would be more peaceful and the economy would be booming. Once again look at Bill Clinton fixing the Reagan and Bush Policies. Look at FDR fixing Herbert Hoover policies. Obama will do the same. Im sorry but if you vote for mccain you are dumb. PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

  • 27. Jenifer  |  September 9, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Yes MTV should be ashamed of themselves!! It reallly is a disgrace. I realize comedians are there to poke fun, but, this was out of line. MTV has clearly been trying to get the young votes for Obama for a while now, but, the hit an all time low! MTV knew exactly what this guys was going to say and that’s why they used him to do there dirty work. I must say it seems it has backfired!!

  • 28. Gretchen  |  September 10, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Who cares! I think we have lot more things that are going on in the US than Russell Brand. This is a sad attempt for the media to try to make news out of nothing and the Jonas Brothers aka Hanson to cling to there 15 minutes. The best thing about living in this country is that whether people agree with you or not you have to right to speak you mind. I didn’t agree with everything he said but Russell Brand was pretty funny. And to Jordan Sparks… I am pretty sure your momma and daddy weren’t virgins when they got married so does that make them a slut? Does that make Palin’s daughter a slut? Please are even talking crap about Jesus after he has been dead how long? Why are you allowing people who really have no direct relationship with your life to affect you to this extend? GET OVER IT!

  • 29. dave  |  September 15, 2008 at 6:11 am

    You Americans do not realise how much effect you have on the rest of the world. A lot of you Americans don’t ever know there’s a rest of the world.

    We have every right in the world to voice our opinions on the presidents as we do not let a false sense of patriotism blind our minds and WE have our people fighting a war for YOUR oil.

    What has bush done for your country?

    I would actually like an answer, don’t even bring up the war on terrorism. So many of your people have died for this make believe war.

  • 30. averagepolitics  |  September 15, 2008 at 8:44 am


    I do realize how much we affect the rest of the world. I understand that we are a big player in the world game, and that a lot of other countries, such as Russell Brand’s home, whine a lot about what is going on in the world when they do nothing about it.

    As far as YOUR troops fighting for OUR oil. A few thousand troops (if that, some countries sent as little as 25 troops) is just a drop in the bucket for what the US has sent. We have a LOT of troops fighting this war.

    Bush has done as much as he can for this country. He has had to deal with a difficult, intricate war, which we are beginning to win, and he has helped the economy here as much as possible.

    Bush has also made a lot of mistakes. We are further in debt than ever, and he has made some poor choices in Iraq. He is not perfect by any means, but it doesn’t mean some pinhead from UK should get on OUR TV shows and bash our country.

    It is like a parent saying, “I can call my kid a sh*ithead, but if you do, I will kill you!”

    We don’t bash your country, why should you bash ours?

  • 31. dave  |  September 16, 2008 at 6:17 am

    “whine a lot about what is going on in the world when they do nothing about it.”
    – We are doing something about it, WE SHOULDN’T BE. it is not our war and furthermore It shouldnt be your war, its not a competition to see how many gun crazed troops you can send into a battlefield, Its peoples lives and not enough thinking. The stratagy is keep sending as many troops in and holding them there as long as possible.
    How is that going to earn the trust of the citys and towns your people are inhabiting, you need their trust and respect to win this war. Co – operation is key, but as you all run in disregarding their feelings you dont get a left bollock from them mate especially while half inching their rescources.
    This war needs a think through, it needs strategy not cannon fodder.
    A large majority of Americans are still Brainwashed, you are all forced to love a country you know nothing about from a young age, disregarding MANY of the evil things you have done over time. While your blind lead the blind the whole world is in jeopordy.
    We fear you MR America – that most of the world, had they been given an opertinity like russell brand – would have done without thinking. We all want obama for president, but as long as you have people writing crass storys about him using words that relate to him that strike fear into your less educated voters such as “Hussain”, “muslim” “PHD”.
    He is a man the world trusts, and no one can understand why you dont see it.

    Russell brand was a dick though, but nonetheless – Everything he said couldn’t have been more true.

  • 32. averagepolitics  |  September 16, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I don’t think this war is just about the US. I believe it is about terrorism that happens in many places outside of the US as well. I know the old “we are fighting terrorism” thing is old, but Iraq is actually coming around and establishing a democratic system. There has never been anything like this in Iraq or surrounding countries.

    Trust me, we are not throwing a bunch of troops at something to see what works. If our country was 100% behind this, there would be lines of volunteers. You can not win a war with a few thousand troops.

    They are also bringing troops home. Throughout the next few months, troops are coming home!!! They are reducing the number of troops in Iraq.

    The problem with Obama and the rest of the world, is that no one understands what he stands for. First of all, he wants change, but how will he change? He can never state that clearly. Second, if he wants change so much, why did he choose a VP candidate who is as old politics as any other Washington politician?

    I’m happy for the rest of the world and their choice for Obama, but there are things here at home that are more important to the American people. Things like socialist-style programs that the working people have to pay for and never receive any benefit from. Things like the help-the-poor plan that Obama introduced that would funnel BILLIONS of dollars out of the US to the UN to give to struggling countries. Sounds like a good idea, but none of our struggling citizens would ever see a dime of that, and with the huge debt we already have, I don’t think we can afford such plans.

    SAVE THE WORLD… Sounds like a nice slogan for everyone, but the US. No one likes the US. They all want us to help here and help there, but no give a damn about us and returning the favor. We ask for help in Iraq, and all we get a few hundred troops… THANKS WORLD!!!

    Instead of telling us what we need to do, how about everyone support us in stopping terrorism and installing democratic governments. Where was everyone when Russia walked all over Georgia? SAVE THE WORLD!

  • 33. zacktennessee  |  January 9, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Completely agree with everything averagepolitics has said. By the way have you noticed why we don’t jhear much about anything in Iraq anymore, why our gas prices have dropped, and ect.? Probably because, hmm just a wild guess, the war is PRETTY much over. Troops are coming home and god bless the ones who risked and had their lives taken for us.

    I am 14 from Tennessee. Just because your not older, doesn’t mean your not educated and don’t have COMMON SENSE *cough*

  • 34. futiledemocracy  |  February 28, 2009 at 7:58 am

    I bloody love Russell Brand.
    It’s even more sweet to know that Conservative America hates him.

    • 35. averagepolitics  |  February 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm

      Why would you have such distaste for Conservative America?


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