In a new rant, British comedian and actor Russell Brand has targeted Australia’s COVID restrictions, throwing his support behind anti-lockdown protesters.
British comedian Russell Brand has pitched his support behind “freedom fighter” protesters in Melbourne, in what he describes as Australia’s “horrible” response to the pandemic.
The 46-year-old said he “stands with Australians” who have been protesting lockdown rules and vaccine mandates for several months, comparing quarantine facilities to “internal camps” and calling police “terrible”.
Anti-lockdown rallies have been in force in Melbourne almost weekly for months, but Victoria Premier Dan Andrews’ new pandemic management bill has seen thousands vote in the past few weeks.
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“Some will contest elections that bring to the fore questions about freedom, potential hypocrisy where we are not so concerned with in other areas and about the qualitative aspects of life.”
While the comedian acknowledged that the rules enforced during the pandemic were “divisive”, he said it was important to look at them through the “lens of human liberty, liberty and democracy”.
“Playgrounds were closed, police increased, big fines, curfews, restrictions on freedom of movement, were stopped and interrogated by police.
“Is there a situation you wouldn’t consider a problem?” he questioned.
Over the past two years, Australia’s strict border closures have prevented tens of thousands of people from returning to the country, but it has kept illness from the virus to a minimum, along with lockdown rules.
The brand’s weekend rant isn’t the first time the star has taken aim at Australia’s response to the pandemic.
In September, he sparked controversy Sharing advice on how people can avoid covid safeguards To join your stand-up tour.
Taking to social media to clear up “misconceptions” regarding some venue requirements, he wrote, outlining three key concerns:
You do not need to do double vaccination for any location.
Most venues do not ask for any certification. Some require proof of a negative test.
– If you have tickets to a location that requires a PCR test and do not wish to have one, please email email@example.com and we will exchange your tickets for locations that require entry There is no need.
The post attracted a wave of backlash, with many dubbing the brand “irresponsible” for measures to contain the spread of Covid in the UK, which reported more than 31,000 daily cases seven days a week in its message. average was recorded. ,
“I am going to unfollow now. Feels like RB is becoming a cult leader complex. Encouraging anti-epidemic vaxxers is a line in the sand for me,” wrote one user.
Another echoed the sentiment, writing: “This is such a joke. You were already on the edge of irrelevance. I just hope for you and your lawyers that no one dies as a result of this visit. ,
Worryingly, the brand’s post also attracted a swarm of supporters who dubbed him “Jesus” and “the voice of reason.”
Brand was in Australia to tour during the early stages of the global pandemic, where he was Forced to cancel his Perth show After a positive case was reported in the local community in early March, 2020.
At the time, he said: “We have to cancel tonight’s show in #PERTH because there has been a confirmed case of coronavirus in someone who recently attended a show and I’m not for myself or any of you.” Not happy with the risk.”