Russell Brand sparks furious mockery with ‘condescending’ working class men tweet

Comedian Russell Brand has found himself at the centre of a Twitter storm after a bizarre tweet about a meeting with two "working class men."

Funnyman Russell, who's since been branded "condescending" and "patronising", recalled meeting the two men when out on a walk with his dog Bear.

"I love Bear," Russell captioned a snap of the pooch, "He brings out the beauty in people.

"Today two working class men independently described him in surprisingly poetic language.

"'Apricot' coloured said one. 'Cinnamon' said another."

While many replied with snaps of their own dogs, some took issue that Russell had been "surprised" at the two men's vocabularly.

Russell's tweet has sparked criticism of the comedian
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One fumed: "In breaking news today, Russell Brand discovers that working class people know what colours are.

"I mean there's condescending and then there's #russellbrand."

Another addressed Russell directly, writing: "With my council estate upbringing I have some colourful language that I would like to use to describe your patronising tweet.

"Also with the benefit of that upbringing, I have the decency not to use it."

The tweet raised a few eyebrows
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A third mocked: "Aww the poors said apricot? how delightful."

"Russell this is an extremely patronising tweet," a fourth bluntly remarked.

Others, though, jumped to Russell's defence, reminding his critics that Russell was brought up in a working class environment himself.

One tweeted: "Despite it being a bit of a corny tweet, I think many have chosen to neglect the fact that Brand was not only brought up in a working class environment, but has shown support for working class causes throughout his career; blokes a good egg IMO."

Others defended his tweet
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Another reckoned: "I think what Russell Brand really meant by 'working class' was 'Blokey Blokes' who don’t normally use 'flowery language' to describe his beautiful dog, he thought it was sweet, not Twitter of course and all those who jump on the band wagon. #russellbrand."

A third asked: "I'm actually laughing my head off at these tweets man, why are you taking this so seriously!?!! So many people desperate to be offended!!

"He's a comedian. He's working class done alright for himself but still working class."

Russell's take on the WAP video drew criticism
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It's not the first time Russell has stirred controversy in recent months.

He shared his views on Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's explicit music video for new track WAP.

And he riled many on Twitter as he debated whether the video was a feminist masterpiece or porn.

Mirror Online has contacted Russell's reps for comment.

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Vanessa Bryant responds to her mum’s ‘beyond hurtful’ interview about their relationship

Vanessa Bryant has responded to the tell-all interview her mum Sofia Laine has given, in which she revealed some "beyond hurtful" details about their relationship.

Vanessa – who earlier this year tragically lost her husband Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna to a helicopter crash – is facing yet another heartbreaking situation, this time with her mother.

In an interview with Univision, Sofia said that Vanessa forced her out of her family home after the tragedy, as well as made her return a car she used.

She claimed: "She told me, 'I need you to get out of this house.' She also told me that she wanted her car and she wants it now."

Vanessa's mum Sofia Laine has made some hurtful claims in a recent tell-all interview
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Branding her mother's remarks as "beyond hurtful", Vanessa decided to respond to Sofia with a lengthy statement, in which she detailed what's been going on since the tragedy took place in January.

She told People : "My husband and daughter passed away unexpectedly and yet my mom has the audacity to do an interview on TV talking negatively about me while shedding tears about a car and home that wasn't in her name.

"She has removed all her diamond jewelry, emptied her apartment that I provide, and put the furniture in storage to appear as though she is without support."

Vanessa has responded to her mother's 'beyond hurtful' interview
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She continued: "My husband and I have financially supported her over the past 20 years, and I continue to do so, in addition to her monthly alimony.

"Contrary to previous reports, she has not been physically present or emotionally supportive for my daughters and me after my husband and daughter passed away.

"Going forward, I see what is most important to my mom and it is beyond hurtful. I hope this public airing of our personal relations will stop here."

Vanessa faced unimaginable heartbreak after she lost Kobe and their daughter Gigi
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Vanessa suffered inconceivable heartache when Kobe and Gigi were killed in a helicopter crash on January 26.

The mum-of-four has kept the memory of her loved ones alive with a number of touching messages on social media, and stayed strong for her daughters Bianka, Capri and Natalia.

Vanessa and Kobe had four daughters; Natalia, Gianna, Bianka and Capri
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The LA Lakers hero was one of nine people to be killed when their helicopter crashed in Calabasas.

The others killed in the horror crash included 13-year-old Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, 46, 14-year-old Alyssa Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, 46, John Altobelli, 56, Christina Mauser, 38, and 50-year-old pilot Ara Zobayan.

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Harry Potter stars Jason Isaacs and Tom Felton send fans into frenzy with cute message

Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs sent social media into meltdown after he wished his on-screen son a Happy Birthday yesterday.

The 57-year-old actor, known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, wrote a touching message to actor Tom Felton on Tuesday.

In the Twitter post, Jason wrote a birthday message to Tom – who played son Draco Malfoy – and even made a reference to the Harry Potter stories.

Sharing the tribute with his 241,600 Twitter followers, Jason also shared a selfie alongside Tom.

"Holy hairy heroes son – you’re Jesus’s age today!" he penned.

"In these strangest of dark days you’re always a ray of light to me.

"Thanks for making mischief, music and magic for this fan (and all the others too). Happiest of Birthday Bonanzas Love ya kid Fake Dad x," he concluded in the hilarious post.

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Tom, who turned 33 yesterday, was also in on the joke, responding: "Love you dad x."

Fans of JK Rowling's stories will know all too well that Lucius and Draco were some of the key antagonists in the magical stories.

Harry Potter fans couldn't get enough of the exchange and expressed their joy at seeing their bond live on after the movies had ended.

Jason Isaacs rocketed to fame on the Harry Potter franchise films as the evil Lucius Malfoy
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Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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"don't mind me i'm just sitting here crying because this is so beautiful. the “fake dad” Made me miss the malfoys ever more," penned one fan.

Another added: "your relationship is the loveliest thing ever, my heart is melted."

Lots of other fans also shared their birthday wishes with the Harry Potter star.

Tom Felton played Draco alongside Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry Potter
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Taking to Instagram, Tom later thanked his fans for the birthday messages and shared a picture alongside his mum during an outing in London.

"Mum & I having a great day in London. Thank you for all the birthday wishes I’m so grateful for all the love & support you’ve all shown me over the years. Here’s to the next one xx," he wrote.

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