Russell Brand's GQ controversy

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Russell Brand's GQ controversy


01:19 4 Sep 2013

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Not like Russell Brand to hold back. At the GQ Awards last night he caused serious controversy by claiming that the founder of Hugo Boss was a “Nazi”. Russell picked up the Oracle of the Year award at the ceremony, but he referred to the history of sponsors Hugo Boss – who formally apologised in 2011 for their maltreatment of Polish and French workers – and their founder, who became a member of the National Socialist Party in Germany in 1931. Russell also made light of his award when he took to the stage. Before hand he told reporters that he had a man crush on Noel Gallgher his mate who he sat beside at the ceremony….


For the full list of GQ winners see

GQ Men of the Year Awards – Winners:

Hugo Boss Most Stylish – Dan Stevens

Comedians – Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright

Politician – Boris Johnson

Oracle – Russell Brand

Breakthrough Menswear Designer Brand – Jonathan Saunders

Lifetime Achievement – Sir Bobby Charlton

Radio Personality – Nick Grimshaw

Entrepreneur – Evgeny Lebedev

Chef – Jason Atherton

Sportsman – Carl Froch

Writer – Charles Moore

Woman – Emma Watson

Editor's Choice Award – Roger Daltrey (Dylan Jones)

The Serpentine Gallery GQ Art Award – Tracey Emin

Band – Arctic Monkeys

Remy Martin Breakthrough – Eddie Redmayne

TV Personality – Piers Morgan

Performer – Pharrell Williams

Inspiration – Lou Reed

Icon – Noel Gallagher

Designer – Tom Ford

Genius – Sir Elton John

Legend – Michael Douglas

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