Russell Brand vs. Sean Hannity! Fox News Host Attacks Comedian On Twitter After ‘Trews’ Video Slam Over Middle East Conflict

By | August 10, 2014 at 6:16 pm | 8 comments | Audio/Video, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It appears Sean Hannity’s feud with Russell Brand will not end anytime soon. The Fox News host went on a Twitter rampage, slamming his critics, including the outspoken comedian.

This latest chapter in the Sean Hannity/Russell Brand feud began when the below photo of the host whispering into Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ear went viral.

Naturally, many Twitter users had some amusing captions for this photo. But Hannity fired back at those trollers in brutal fashion.

Sean Hannity later admitted that he tweeted at critics of the Nethanyahu photo because he was bored.

But while this latest drama proves the Fox News host has too much time on his hands, it also reveals he still has issues with Russell Brand.  While Sean Hannity was lashing out at his Twitter haters, he also tweeted the below message to the comedian. Hannity specifically referenced Brand’s infamous decision to dress like Osama Bin Laden the day after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a stunt that got him fired from MTV UK.

This tweet was actually similar to statements Sean Hannity made last month about Russell Brand. The host called out the comedian’s  lack of knowledge on the Israel/Gaza conflict and called Brand a “D-list actor better known for his failed marriage to Katy Perry.”

“Russell, if you’re watching, and I’m sure you will, take a close look at your TV because I need to educate you because you’re kind of dumb and ignorant,” Sean Hannity said in this Fox News rant.

Watch Sean Hannity slam Russell Brand below.

Sean Hannity

What led the Fox News host to publicly destroy Russell Brand? Sean Hannity was upset at the latest episode of the comedian’s YouTube show, “The Trews.” Brand mocked Hannity’s now-viral interview of Palestinian-American Yousef Munayyer. Instead of letting the Jerusalem Fund Executive Director give his views on the Middle East conflict, Hannity spent much of the segment just talking over and yelling at his guest.

“One of the definitions of ‘terrorist’ is using intimidation to reach your goals,” Russell Brand concluded. “Who in that situation was behaving like a terrorist, using intimidation, bullying, and being unreasonable? Sean Hannity, that’s where the terrorism is coming from.”

Watch the Russell Brand video that started this Sean Hannity feud below.

And after Sean Hannity called Brand out on Fox News, the comedian responded with a second  “Trews” video urging him to “Come back to humanity.” So it’s likely only a matter of time before Brand responds to Hannity’s Twitter salvo.

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  • James Becker

    I’d love to see Russell Brand appear live WITH Sean Hannity. That’d be a real fight (obviously Brand would win, but that’s probably why he hasn’t been invited onto the show).

    • Stephen

      HA! More like that Gypsy Brand get obliterated by the superior conservative, Hannity

  • Benny Reid

    First off the above writer sounds like a complete idiot who can’t put together a complete sentence without multiple mistakes, and whomever put the title Sean Hannity obliterates Russell Brand to that YouTube video needs to go back and watch the footage again. Hannity calls Russell ignorant while he sits there with his three cohorts calling schoolyard names as he rips the career of comedian/actor Russell Brand apart even resorting to calling him Mr Katy Perry. Hannity sounds like a real butt hurt clown that has to attack someone on a personal level because he can’t handle being criticized. The title of that video should be “Sean Hannity goes on a crazy rant against Russell Brand with a little help from his friends” thats more accurate to what’s going on. From the tweets above it seems like the angry Ken doll look alike is still lashing out at what he considers ignorant comments that he must reply to. So who’s the real ignoramus here?

    • Rodney

      Both Hannity and Brand.

      • Benny Reid

        I was going for Hannity.

  • guest copy editor

    “It appears Sean Hannity’s feud with Russell Brand is not anytime soon.”

    Is not what? Looks like your lead is broken.

    • Benny Reid

      It seems since we posted our comments some adjustments have been made to this article….lol….mistakes corrected.

  • Stone

    Hah, I hope this feud goes on awhile, ….

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