WTF happened to Russell Brand?

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username108 Wed 18-Mar-20 21:16:31

I'm just watching his videos on Youtube and he seems (sorry) WOKE as fuck all of a sudden. WTF happened to him?!

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ooooohbetty Wed 18-Mar-20 21:19:42

He's been like that for ages though. Speaks a lot of sense sometimes. Still very handsome

ssd Wed 18-Mar-20 21:20:48

I know I'm an old fart but what's woke?

user1473878824 Wed 18-Mar-20 21:21:27

@ooooohbetty oh no no no no

FATEdestiny Wed 18-Mar-20 21:22:43

What does WOKE mean?

Sparklypurpleunicornsaremyfav Wed 18-Mar-20 21:24:06

My son keeps explaining woke to me, still don't understand it 😕

TheQueef Wed 18-Mar-20 21:24:46

Right on.
For us of a certain vintage.
Too cool for school.


goodthanks Wed 18-Mar-20 21:25:37

@ooooohbetty oh yes yes yes yes

ABetterOblivion Wed 18-Mar-20 21:25:55

He’s been like that for years!

1Morewineplease Wed 18-Mar-20 21:26:07

I’ve asked my twenty something children about what woke means, even asked on MN but I still don’t understand.

limpbizkit Wed 18-Mar-20 21:26:27

It's because he's a recovered alcoholic and addict. He lives a 12 step spiritual programme. It's great stuff really smile

Neverender Wed 18-Mar-20 21:26:56

He got married and had a baby and now he's happieeeeee! Good for him!

Tink2007 Wed 18-Mar-20 21:27:36

I’m 34 - WTAF does woke mean in that context?

YangShanPo Wed 18-Mar-20 21:27:37

He's got an amazing beard now. I quite like his self help advice though.

Bloomburger Wed 18-Mar-20 21:27:50

I think it's taking ZpC to the Nth degree.

RB is a cunt.

Happy to be a misogynist twat till he realises he's nearly tanked his career doing it then did a swift about turn.

WingBingo Wed 18-Mar-20 21:28:33

Woke means super aware and super sensitive to all the issues of people in society.

Or that’s my interpretation.

Goawayquickly Wed 18-Mar-20 21:29:04

I really like his videos and find him strangely soothing to listen to.

speakout Wed 18-Mar-20 21:29:44

Not woke, just trying to re-brand as some guru/svengali type.

Dumb as shite.

Hepzibar Wed 18-Mar-20 21:29:53

He's clean and sober and sharing his experience, strength and hope with others. He has a profile that exposes him to wider society, who can identify with him.

He is doing a fabulous job

bemoreeverything Wed 18-Mar-20 21:31:14

I'm just watching his videos on Youtube and he seems (sorry) WOKE as fuck all of a sudden. WTF happened to him?!

Does this mean you like him now or not? I can't work out if it's a good thing.

AnotherMurkyDay Wed 18-Mar-20 21:31:22


Kind of but it's normally said in the same derogatory way as "snowflake" so "woke" means oh so right on and aware of all the feelings and stuff, but also not terribly self aware and a bit of a PITA with it. I used "clued up" for people who know their shit and "woke" for people who talk the talk and pretend to know their shit but are actually just pretentious wankers.

So yes RB is woke as F

babychange12 Wed 18-Mar-20 21:32:20

I quite like him now, he has a good way with words

MsPepperPotts Wed 18-Mar-20 21:33:13

Did like like this guy's behaviour over the years then all of sudden he's changed?....
Not buying his new found image one bit.

Mumdiva99 Wed 18-Mar-20 21:33:21

I think he's had his useful moments - especially when he tried to be political. But this last video I thought he looked like a middle aged dad. And was a little shocked. Then gave my head a wobble as that's exactly what he is now. He's lost the edgie-ness...(although looks content and happy, he's filled out a bit which suits him.) ....but carry in trying to spread his love. He's not hurting anyone.

CSIblonde Wed 18-Mar-20 21:33:47

He's always been like that, (remember some doc on him & the homeless & then addiction ages ago). He's just grown a beard & is spreading his message via You Tube.

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