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Russell Brand

South Africa Banned Me!

11/15/2013 12:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Russell Brand won't be tickling the funny bone of South Africans anytime soon ... 'cause the comedian just learned he's not allowed in the country.

Brand tweeted about the ban today saying his people thought things had been worked out with S.A. officials ... but when Russell landed, airport staff said he couldn't stay.

It's unclear why he's not allowed in South Africa ... but the "Get Him to the Greek" star claimed the same thing happened to him in Canada back in '11.

Maybe they had a problem with "African Child"??

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1.

Demi    

He should be banned from the Planet Earth...

255 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

I think it had something to do with the fact Russell looks like he never bathes and has always slept in his clothes. Oh, and because he ain't the least bit funny.

255 days ago
3.

Kelly    

I like Russell Brand.

255 days ago
4.

Kay    

Great Britain should lock him in a dungeon and throw away the key. He's creepy.

255 days ago
5.

bf    

This is first funny thing that he did, ever.

255 days ago
6.

BIEBER GO HOME!!! ▬(~_-)▬►    

So why can't we do that to Justin Bieber?

255 days ago
7.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

TIME FOR THE U.S. AND EARTH TO FOLLOW SUIT

255 days ago
8.

Yes    

I wish he would make an album. I actually love his singing voice.

255 days ago
9.

haveababybymebaby    

truly one of the most disgusting sociopaths i've ever seen. anyone who would treat this guy's koolaide has two brain cells. he is a vile piece of ****

255 days ago
10.

Brien    

Now if we could only get him banned in America.

255 days ago
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Alia    

No moron he has something called felony drug convictions.

255 days ago
12.

GatorUSMC    

I love African Child!

I brush my teeth to that ****.

255 days ago
13.

Chuck    

Why are you referring to brand as a Star...He's a "comedian"... An unfunny British Comedian.

255 days ago
14.

Sara    

he probably has drug convictions. **** if you have a dui Canada wont let you in.

255 days ago
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bubble    

The problem in Canada was his criminal record regarding all the drug busts in the UK. He eventually got into Canada to do his shows, but the same thing happened to him in Japan, he wasn't allowed in due to his criminal record re: drugs.

255 days ago
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