Russell Brand is delving into the world of American politics – at least in the only way the comedian knows how.
While promoting his FX Show Brand X With Russell Brand at the Television Critics Association, the funnyman made a comment about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
He told reporters that if she ever appeared on his show, he would forget the politics and go straight to her sex appeal.
Brand made the comments during part of a panel discussion at the FX Networks session of the 2012 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hill.
He said: ‘I’d go straight to the subtext. People want to fuck her don’t they? That’s why they tolerate the other stuff.
‘OK, that is a mad thing to say about seeing Russia out your window — but the dick don’t lie.’
Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown student who was branded a slut by Rush Limbaugh, came to Palin’s defense and wrote on her Twitter: ‘Completely unacceptable remark re Sarah Palin.
‘Female politicians deserve to be judged on merits of their ideas only.’
This is not the first time the funnyman has taken aim at Palin. In 2008 while he was hosting the MTV Video Music Awards, he said the network cut a joke from the telecast which involved then-pregnant Bristol Palin.
He also spoke out about the recent Chick-fil-A controversy after its president said the chain was ‘very much supportive of the family’, but only when it involves heterosexual couples.
He called the chain the ‘racist chicken dispensary’ and then said: ‘Didn’t Chick-fil-A say that they’re racists now? Oh no, homophobic. I get mixed up with the prejudices. I forget who I’m supposed to hate.’
Dick Cheney also took a slug at Sarah Palin this weekend. Speaking to ABC for the first time since his heart transplant surgery, he said: ‘I like Governor Palin. I’ve met her. I know her. She – attractive candidate.
‘But based on her background, she’d only been governor for, what, two years. I don’t think she passed that test…of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake.’