Simon Cowell ripped Russell Brand for calling for a revolution.

The "X Factor" judge criticized Brand's recent claims that democracy in the western world isn't working and the system needs revolutionizing.

Cowell told Shortlist magazine, "A revolution? He's getting $10 million a movie. I mean, come on!"

Cowell reportedly suggested 38-year-old Brand should use some of his own money to help change the things he criticized several weeks ago.

"Well, give your money back then, Russell," Cowell said. "I always say that about people. Start off as you mean to go on. Donate all the money back to the revolution, and then I'll believe it. I'm living in a $10 million mansion and I want a revolution? Give me a break."

Simon Cowell, executive producer and a judge on "The X Factor, " poses at a world premiere screening event for the new television series,
Simon Cowell, executive producer and a judge on "The X Factor, " poses at a world premiere screening event for the new television series, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Maybe Brand wants a revolution where he can be the rich dictator.

Brand made his comments in October during an appearance on BBC. "It's not that I'm not voting out of apathy," Brand said. "I'm not voting out of absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery and deceit from the political class that's been going on for generations now.

"I don't think (voting) works," he continued. "The planet is being destroyed. We are creating an underclass. We are exploiting poor people all over the world and the genuine, legitimate problems of the people are not being addressed by the political class."

Contact Tony Hicks at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/insertfoot.



Advertisement