Outspoken chat show host Jeremy Kyle has hit out at Russell Brand, telling him to “shut it” and “show respect” for the victims of the recent horrific attacks in Tunisia.
Finally he adds: “There’s no point in having a minute’s silence on Friday”. It is not the actual two minutes that he is complaining about, but the fact that there is nothing that is happening to stop something like this from occurring again, according to Metro.
Brand responded to his request with a series of controversial statements dismissing the minute of silence as part of a “general policy of bulls**t” which the comedian and political activist claimed was so the Government “can continue selling arms around the world and perpetuating a cycle where its own needs are met at the expense of its own citizens”. He, in is infinite “wisdom” blames the British government for the tourists’ deaths, and in doing so, gets a little bit of publicity for himself. Did Owen not deserve that minute of silence?’.
He said: “As long as during that time, they continue to sell arms, they continue to bomb foreign countries- they have no interest in a solution”.
Brand recently claimed that the minute’s silence held for the innocents who lost their lives was an “empty, hollow gesture” and encouraged people not to observe it.
A petition has already popped up on Change.org called “Let Russell Brand go to Syria”.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will join people across the country in pausing at noon on Friday for the minute’s silence during a visit to the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Buckingham Palace said.
There have been people who supported him in his views but wanted him to think before he spoke.