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Russell Brand reveals the pick-up artists he will—and won’t—endorse

‘Any system for chatting up women is in itself questionable’ says Russell Brand today in response to the Julien Blanc scandal, that has seen the Home Office ban the controversial American ‘pick-up artist’ from touring in the UK.
Brand continues: ‘any (system) that’s sort of based on objectifying or undermining women I would never, never, never, never, never endorse.’ Which is odd, because here is Russell Brand endorsing a book that is purely about how to pick up women:

Neil Strauss’s writing turned me from a desperate wallflower into a wallflower who can talk women into sex.’

Russell Brand

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