This is Russell Brand:
Many know him as a comedic actor and stand up comic but not as many know he is a recovering heroin addict. Even less know he’s a very well educated and articulate guy. Brand took time to share his thoughts on the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a heroin overdose and points the finger of blame at archaic laws and criminalization of addicts instead of treatment options. Read on and prepare to have your mind blown:
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death was not on the bill.
If it’d been the sacrifice of Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber, that we are invited to anticipate daily, we could delight in the Faustian justice of the righteous dispatch of a fast-living, sequin-spattered denizen of eMpTyV. We are tacitly instructed to await their demise with necrophilic sanctimony. When the end comes, they screech on Fox and TMZ, it will be deserved. The Mail provokes indignation, luridly baiting us with the sidebar that scrolls from the headline down to hell.