MTV Video Music Award host Russell Brand zeroed in on George Bush during his opening skit last night, but it apparently didn’t go over all that well with the Disney crowd.
Certain members of the audience were left stunned when the British comic cracked: “In England, George Bush wouldn’t be trusted with a pair of scissors” and remarked about the Jonas Brothers and their purity rings. He also urged the crowd to “Please elect Barack Obama!” Oh, and he called President Bush a “retarded cowboy fella.”
The least pleased of the stunned stars was none other than Miley Cyus. The Hannah Montana starlet reportedly did not “crack a smile” as she watched Brand’s Bush-bashing monologue.
Not everybody is laughing at Russell Brand at this year's Video Music Awards.
Jordin Sparks spoke out against the British comedian's jokes about the Jonas Brothers and their purity rings before introducing T.I.'s performance.
"I just have one thing to say about promise rings. It's not bad to wear a promise ring," Sparks, 18, told the crowd, off-the-cuff, "because not everybody – guy or girl – wants to be a slut."
The former American Idol's comments were met by an audible cheer from the crowd.
During his opening monologue, Brand had poked fun at the Jonas Brothers, suggesting that they should be taking advantage of their celebrity to win dates. (Brand, himself, is a famous lothario in his native England.)
Sparks has long spoken publicity about holding onto her virginity. She, too, wears a purity ring.
Later, Brand returned to the stage to offer an apology of sorts.
"I didn't meant to take it lightly," the host said about his purity ring remarks. "I don't want to piss off teenage fans." Still, Brand, whose apology soon morphed into a series of off-color jokes, said, "Promise rings, I'm well up for it. [But] a bit of sex, it never hurt anybody."
I personally enjoyed his performance and besides he just said what we all were thinking anyways..... lighten up people!!! Where's your sense of humor????