Cowell Says Cash, Politics Don't Mix
Simon Cowell has a bone to pick with fellow Brit star Russell Brand. The media mogul thinks Brand's call for political reform is hypocritical when the actor-comedian is rolling in the dough...
It is no secret that the comedian has a strong stance when it comes to politics, especially the British political system, and he has often campaigned against it. Cowell, however, thinks his fellow Brit star's call for a political revolution is hilarious.
The media mogul has called upon Brand to give up his multimillion-pound salary to prove he is serious about his political beliefs and not just a pretender, who has, in fact, benefited greatly from capitalism and lucrative movie deals.
The The X Factor boss revealed his views to ShortList magazine, saying, "A revolution? He's getting $10 million a movie. I mean, come on! Well, give your money back then, Russell. I always say that about people. Start off as you mean to go on."
"Donate all the money back to the revolution and then I'll believe it. I'm living in a $10 million mansion and I want a revolution? Give me a break."
Brand has been an active member of Anonymous, a British activist group that is widely known for its worldwide protests against the current socioeconomic system.
Cowell himself is a smart man and has created an empire and his proud of his achievements and continuous success. Do you think he makes a valid point about Brand? Or is he just defending capitalism?
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