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...

Simon Cowell slams Russel Brands political revolution

Oh, Russell Brand, you hypocrite you! At least that is how Simon Cowell is feeling about the Get Him to the Greek actor right now.

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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