Russell Brand Uses Gay Slur During Cambridge University Talk
At one point he jokingly reprimanded the audience, exclaiming, "Shut up you Harry Potter poofs!" While most in attendance seem to have found this funny, some have spoken out against the use of the term. The CUSU LGBT representative Charlie Bell said, "It was a bit of a shock to hear that the word poof is considered an appropriate term to level as an insult, especially by someone like Brand, who models himself as the very model of a modern liberal... he should apologise unreservedly and immediately."
We're not sure exactly where "poof" falls on the spectrum of derogatory gay slurs, but Brand appears to be an LGBT ally so hopefully he'll choose his words more carefully in the future.
Thoughts on Russell's word choice, Instincters? Should he apologize?