Watch: Russell Brand Films Outside Fox News Building, Security Threatens Arrest

Russell Brand has been open about his criticisms about Fox News in the past, and decided to take his issues right up to the headquarters.

The British comedian posted a video this week in which he took a cameraman to the Fox News headquarters in New York City to film some of his webcast “The Trews.” His filming was disrupted when a security guard approached him and instructed him to leave.

Brand asked the security guard who the building belonged to, and the man replied that it didn’t matter.

“Do you want to get arrested?,” the security guard asks Brand.

According to Brand, Sean Hannity has booked an appearance for him on his show “Hannity,” but had canceled it, which Brand took issue with.

“Russell Brand was never booked on the show and therefore couldn’t have been canceled,” said “Hannity” executive producer Porter Berry in a statement.

Brand went on to go inside the building, asking for a tour. Unsurprisingly, his request was denied. He also spoke with the receptionist, attempting to leave a message for Hannity.

“Whatever the subject is—Islamophobia or it’s just the freedom to be in a lobby, Fox is a difficult organization to work with,” Brand says outside the building near the end of the video.

Brand has been outspoken in his political views in the past, especially his issues with Fox News. In July, he posted a video slamming how Hannity spoke about the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Hannity tweeted about the incident  on Thursday, calling Brand a “deranged creepy stalker.”

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  1. Benny Bozetti says:

    Reminds me of idiotic Micheal Moore or the idiotic Yes Men: they think they’re speaking truth to power and eviscerating down the corporate/media elite, but in fact they’re just spoiling the day of some hardworking and underpaid security guard who has absolutely nothing to do with the issues that got them so agitated in the first place.

  2. Liam Scanlan says:

    LOL Russell Brand is such an eccentric! Heck, he’s more of an eccentric in real life than in his movie, so it’s no wonder they’re box office bombs!

  3. malibujd44 says:

    Its sad that a foreign citizen is more of a patriot then most americans… Wake up America!!!!! When 80% of the country believes the government (especially the Supreme Court) is more for corporations and the congress has an 8 to 10% approval rating it is time for some sort of revolution to begin. Its even in the Constitution. Just glad I did not breed cause I think there are really really bad things to come in this country and the world starting with water very soon. Very very sad..

  4. Freely machine says:

    Loser.
    Tragic fall from mediocre (at best) actor, to failed youtubber.
    Stay in the bad acting field and leave pros like O’Reilly and Hannity to handle the news. Do us all a favor.

  5. Reblogged this on Poems and Other S%$# by James J. Jackson, Jr. and commented:
    Russell Brand rules. I’m such a fan.

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