Russell Brand, the British comedian/actor/ex-husband to Katy Perry, knows a thing or two about pranks that cross the line. If you do not believe me, just Google Russell Brand Osama Bin Laden. While his outrageous personality and demeanor have brought him fame and fortune, as well as his current gig as the host of Brand X on FX, he is not a huge fan of "swatting" - a new phenomenon that involves "pranking" celebrities by calling 911 and falsely reporting illegal/violent activities are going on at a celebrity's home, leading to police officers and helicopters descending on the unsuspecting stars.
Brand was "swatted" recently, but played it off when talking to Ryan Seacrest this morning on On Air With Ryan Seacrest.
“If all swatting attacks are this unnoticeable, I’m ready for war,” Brand said. “I didn’t even know it had happened. I still don’t know what a swatting attack is!”
Brand went on to explain that he was not even home when it all went down.
“There’s always some helicopters and police at my house anyway because of my involvement in other activities, so I didn’t notice any additional ones,” he added, going on to admit that “I think if I were a teenager, I’d definitely do it.”
Think this will lead to a special Brand X look at swatting?