[VIDEO] Russell Brand sparks backlash after talking 9/11

Russell Brand caused outrage today after he admitted being ‘open-minded’ about whether the United States was behind the 9/11 attacks and asked: ‘Do you trust the American government?’
The comedian, 39, told BBC’s Newsnight he believes there is an ‘interesting’ relationship between the families of former US president George Bush and Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
He was pressed by presenter Evan Davis on comments in his new book, Revolution, because in it he describes the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York as ‘controlled’.
Brand’s decision to give credence to a 9/11 conspiracy led to fury online, with the multi-millionaire, who was married to Katy Perry, branded a ‘ranting idiot’ who should ‘stick to comedy’.
Responding to criticism that Brand was on Newsnight again the BBC, who had nine complaints, said: ‘Love him or loathe him Russell Brand has been one of the most eloquent voices articulating the anti-politics mood that all British politicians are currently struggling to engage with’.