Russell Brand Destroys MSNBC Talk Show Host for Treating Him Like ****
“Casual objectification” is an excellent term for not only what these people were doing to him, but for pretty much the entire institution of “celebrity.”
Also, Russell Brand is very funny. These people have no idea how to handle intelligent discourse blended with humor. They are speaking very different cultural languages. It’s a fascinating thing to watch.
Russell is incredibly intelligent and confident in himself, so he can easily bring self-doubting people on their heads, confused and anxious, because he calls them on their crap.
Casual Objectification is the problem I have with reading tabloids and watching reality TV. I dislike turning real people into characters to be judged harshly, yet lightly, where their actions are treated as pretend. They are brutally labeled and either ostracized forever, or excused from all bad manners.
I am aware that I objectify celebrities. Just look at my blog and all of the reblogged pictures of Daft Punk, men with nice hair, and Lee Pace. I admire their physical nature, and make it a focal point for the moment of reblogging. But, then, what I am reblogging is intended to objectify them in that moment, and they presented it to be objectified. Gif set, photo shoot, music clip—THAT is when they intend us to objectify them. But to turn their genuine selves into a object to discuss and make light of.. I do not reblog photos taken by paparazzi of them in their personal lives. I do not look up photos of Thomas and Guy out of their helmets and suits since they do not present themselves to the public that way.
Russell is there as himself, to promote his work, but as himself, and rather than objectifying his WORK (as was supposed to go down) they can’t leave off his looks and accent. I can see why he is frustrated out of his wits.
This was incredible. ‘Destroyed’ was right. Completely turned their little media show on its head. I didn’t know just how smart this man was, but now I know. God damn.
Commentary above is awesome, I can’t really add much. I just love it when celebrities don’t take the shit that they’re supposed to nod and reply to.