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Kerry Katona hits out at Russell Brand over ‘working-class men’ comment

The Atomic Kitten called the comedian's words 'belittling'

Kerry Katona has hit out at Russell Brand over a comment the comedian made about working-class men.

The former Atomic Kitten, 40, has criticised the comedian, 45, after he posted a picture of his dog and came under fire for his words in the caption.

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Kerry Katona addressed Russell Brand’s comments in her column (Credit: Lensi Photography /

What did Russell Brand say to tick off Kerry Katona?

Russell wrote, alongside the snap of him and pooch Bear: “I love Bear. He brings out the beauty in people.

“Today two working-class men independently described him in surprisingly poetic language.”

The comedian added: “‘Apricot’ coloured said one. ‘Cinnamon’ said another.”

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In the comments of the picture on Instagram, some said they thought it was ‘classist’.

What did Russell Brand’s followers think?

One follower said: “Working-class men? I’m not sure I understand why we have to apply a classist paradigm to people’s comments about dogs.”

Another put: “Working-class people read books and poems too, Russell.”

That use of the word surprisingly – I found it patronising and belittling.

Someone else said, using a confused-face emoji: “Surprising that the working class could be poetic?”

A fourth told him: “That’s pretty patronising.”

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Kerru Katona called Russell Brand’s words ‘patronising’ (Credit: TRG /

How did Kerry Katona respond to the comedian’s words?

And it appears mum-of-five Kerry Katona felt the same way, as she also branded the remarks both “patronising” and “belittling”.

Writing in her column for new! magazine, she said: “I’m really disappointed in Russell Brand, who made some patronising remarks about working-class people.

“Er… that use of the word surprisingly – I found it patronising and belittling.”

Kerry went on to praise Russell for previously being open about his issues with mental health.

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But she pointed out that his comments were, for her, a step too far.

She wrote: “I’m someone who has always championed Russell, due to the way he’s dealt with his mental health issues, but to make fun of working-class people who earn less than him – well, I didn’t appreciate it.”

ED! contacted Russell Brand’s reps for comment.

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