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Russell Brand got fired from MTV for dressing up like Osama Bin Laden a day after 9/11!

Russell Brand is an actor, comedian, and the ex-husband of Katy Perry. He’s played Mickey Mouse in Bed Time Stories, Dr.Nefario in Despicable Me, and Osama Bin Laden on September 12 2001. And while Brand’s comedy is critically acclaimed, that little bit didn’t get any laughs. 

What made the situation even worse was that Brand even brought his drug dealer and his drug dealer’s son to the MTV studios on that day. As you can imagine, he was instantly fired from his job as an MTV video journalist. 

Brand has acknowledged that it wasn’t a good decision, and says that he was smacked out on heroin when he made it. After leaving MTV, Brand starred in RE: Brand-a British comedy documentary that took a “challenging look at cultural taboos.”


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