Russell Brand received death threats after Jesus joke

April 25th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Britney Spears Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand has revealed that he received death threats after mocking Jesus Christ and the Jonas Brothers during his first stint as MTV Video Music Awards host.
He said that likening Britney Spears to Christ and poking fun at the Jonas Brothers’ purity vows made him a target among ultra-conservatives.

“(I was) green and naive. I thought this should be a laugh… From what I understood of it, what I know now, my definition of edgy and MTV’s definition of edgy are different. I got the death threats to prove it. I learned you don’t make jokes about humourless people because they might kill you,” quoted Brand as saying.

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