April 15th, 2010 11:45 EST
Russell Brand: Pop Stars Should Do Heroin! Unacceptable Humor?
"The British comedian has battled an addiction to the illegal substance and is now clean. Although he has previously said his life is much better now he doesn`t take drugs, Russell has encouraged musicians to dabble with them. The outrageous star insists the music industry is currently stagnant, explaining it would be shaken up if more artists were willing to take risks.
`The top of the hit parade would look very different if teenyboppers were exposed to heroin. It would weed a lot of them out. I don`t think Justin Bieber could handle Syd Barrett`s habit,` he said, referring to the pink Floyd band member who was a heavy drug user.
Gifted artists are usually troubled souls, and their drug addictions may ruin their personal lives, but sometimes the illicit substances get their creative juices flowing. But a no-talent tween favorite like Justin Bieber would probably die the first time he experimented with heroin. There`s a lot to be said for getting pop stars hooked on hard drugs.
I hope the American Idol producers get wind of Russell`s superb idea, maybe they could introduce Aaron Kelly to heroin.
In fact, I would encourage music fans to also dabble in heroin. The only way I could listen to today`s auto-tuned music would be by being high on heroin or LSD.
I`m just joking, please don`t send me angry emails.
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