Comedian Russell Brand spoke about his personal experience with drug addiction at a Home Affairs Committee meeting in the UK. When asked about the role of celebrities in discouraging drug use, he found use for The Great Word of Tupac Shakur: “role is something people play, model is something people make. Both of those things are fake.”
Brand said the concept of celebrity is toxic and used to distract people from things that are important, instead, he wants to promote truth and authenticity.
Brand was a little more serious than we’re used to during the meeting, stressing the need for “love and compassion” and an abstinence-based approach.
Watch the clip below: