Russell Brand makes controversial joke at the GQ awards as he highlights sponsor Hugo Boss made uniforms for the Nazis, doesn’t go down well - EXCLUSIVE

You can always count on him to make a controversial comment at any given point.

Russell Brand made a controversial joke about Hugo Boss making Nazi uniforms at the GQ awards last night. Copyright … But it seems that Russell Brand’s most recent joke at the GQ Men of the Year awards went down like a lead balloon.

The outlandish comic took to the stage last night where he decided it appropriate to remind the room of fashion line Hugo Boss’ past, not particularly a good idea given they were sponsoring the event.

It even sparked a remark from GQ's editor, which Russell then tweeted this afternoon - along with his response.


He said to the celeb packed room: “If anyone knows a bit about history and fashion, you know it was Hugo Boss who made uniforms for the Nazis. But they looked f***ing amazing.”

Russell Brand's joke didn't go down particularly well. Copyright [Rex] Following his remarks, many of the guests who subsequently took to the stage decided to put Russ in his place.

We were so shocked it even distracted us from our GQ themed Remy Martin cocktail, well for about ten seconds anyway... then we got another one..

Actor Jeremy Piven, who is Jewish, took the time to single Russell out before awarding Piers Morgan the TV Personality of the Year award.

He said: “This event is going on longer than my Bar Mitzvah, and I’ve been sitting in the corner sweating like a Hebrew slave.

Jeremy Piven was not impressed with Russell Brand's joke. Copyright [Rex] “So thank you Russell, for pointing out the people that killed six million of my people.”

Charles Moore also hit out at Russell on stage saying: “I was very interested when Russell Brand praised the stylishness of the Nazis, because of course that fits with the fact that they persecuted the Sachs in the 1930s when Andrew was a young man, and his family fled to this country.

Charles Moore also called Russell Brand out on his remarks. Copyright [Rex] “And then he was persecuted by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross in their disgusting telephone call."

A source from the table next to Russell later told omg! that the comic wasn’t in the best of moods following his on stage telling off.

They told us: “Russell was slumping in his chair a lot and drawing attention to himself, he seemed in a troublesome mood all evening.”

It isn’t any wonder that Russell disappeared rather quickly to a private members club with pal Noel Gallagher once the bash was over.

[Russel Brand says he'd think of different people when sleeping with Katy Perry]

[Samantha Barks is next on Russell Brand's lady hit list, apparently]

GQ Awards 2013 Backstage Pictures: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley called Pharrell Williams 'f***ing fit'. Copyright [Rex]
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