Zoe Strimpel

In defence of the noughties

Don't chuck the 2000s in the bin because of Russell Brand

Russell Brand at a gig in 2009 (Credit: Getty images)

Russell Brand always seemed repellant to me, but that had little to do with the fact he became famous in the noughties. And yet, since allegations have emerged, we keep being told repeatedly that Brand is a typical toxic product of the early years of the new millennium. 

‘Resurfaced clips give a sobering reminder of noughties culture,’ says the BBC.

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