Further to my last post about this, Russell Brand makes a proper apology to camera here. I can think of several politicians (amongst others) who could learn from it. He doesn’t mess about with words like “inappropriate”, which these days is used to describe everything from ironically referencing a passage in the Koran to trying to have sex with an underage girl1; he simply says that what he did was “wrong”. He tries to explain why he did what he did without excusing it. He takes full responsibility for his actions. He resigns.
Good on him. (I expect he’ll be starring in his own show on ITV in about six months, for about twelve times his current BBC salary.)
- cf the dynamic range of the word “militant” [↩]