Footage has leaked from this Tuesday’s GQ Awards showing comedian Russell Brand slamming the event’s sponsor, Hugo Boss, for having a history as a tailor for the Nazis.
“Any of you who know a little bit of history and fashion will know that Hugo Boss made the uniforms for the Nazis,” Brand told a shocked audience at London’s Royal Opera House. “The Nazis did have flaws, but you know, they did look f*cking fantastic — let’s face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality.”
According to reports, and to the comedian himself, Brand was booted from the after-party as a result of his rant.
Brand later posted a tweet summarizing a conversation he had with a GQ editor in the wake of the incident:
Watch Brand’s speech in the video below.