Video: Russell Brand Takes on the Westboro Baptist Church

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One of the reasons we can never bring ourselves to completely hate Russell Brand (apart from the fact he’s actually a really nice fella, beneath all the nonsense) is that he once made a fantastic series for UK Play where he challenged his own taboos, including trying to befriend a racist. It seems he’s revisiting the idea on his US chatshow by trying to be nice to members of the Westboro Batptist Church.

This is a few days old but we’d not seen it so… maybe some of you haven’t either.
Incredibly, Russell gets closer to having a reasonable debate with these evil sods than anyone else. Even the lovely Louis Theroux struggled to maintain a dialogue, and he didn't parade gay men in front of them.