Russell Brand received nearly $70,000 for appearance at RFK Jr. campaign event

Russell Brand was paid nearly $70K for performing at Robert F Kennedy's event, later expressed support for Trump.

Pop Culture & Art June 23, 2024

Russell Brand received nearly $70,000 for his appearance at Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign event in Nashville, Tennessee, last month, according to Daily Mail. Kennedy's campaign spent more than $68,000 on Brand's production company to cover the comedian's travel expenses and those of his crew, including two payments of $61,000 and $7,000 for "event entertainment."

At the event, Brand performed a comedy set and voiced conspiracy theories that were well-received by Kennedy's supporters. Kennedy, known for his anti-vaccine stance, is making a long-shot bid for the presidency.

Despite the substantial payment from Kennedy's campaign, Brand later expressed support for Donald Trump on his podcast "Stay Free with Russell Brand." Although he did not explicitly endorse Trump, Brand questioned why "freedom-loving" Americans would vote for President Joe Biden in the upcoming election. He stated, "In a straight choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, if you care about democracy, if you care about freedom, I don't know how you could do anything other than vote for Donald Trump for precisely the reasons that they claim that you can't."

Brand has been outspoken against censorship and expressed concern about the "snobbery, contempt, and condemnation" from liberals towards Trump supporters. He argued that these attitudes contribute to the "weaponization of the legal system."



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