Having dissed his ex-wife and come out of his latest stint at rehab, Russell Brand is craving for attention, hence this:
Yes, that’s his Twitter icon: a full display of cluelessness replete with the “coexist” symbol necklace, carefully arranged hair, Commie-red background, and Che pose. Only a dove of peace is missing to complete the cliches.
Kevin Williamson looks at one who wants the world to know that beneath the clown makeup is the face of a Serious Man, that Russell,
Mr. Brand is fond of having himself depicted as Guevara, a figure for whom he shares the daft enthusiasm of many members of his generation. He frets that Guevara was “a bit of a homophobe,” but insists that “we need only glance at Che to know that that is what a leader should look like,” i.e., a bit like Russell Brand. Guevara was a mass murderer who shot people for amusement. The cause in which he fought was the cause of gulags and murder. There are today, at this moment, thousands of political prisoners being tortured in prisons that Guevara helped to establish, and millions foundering in the totalitarian police state he helped to found off the coast of Florida. But . . . sure, great hair.
Great hair only on photos; according to many who knew him, Che was not fond of shampooing, so Russell better not imitate the head lice.
But I wonder if, like Che, Russell wears a Rolex?