In the latest celeb feud news, the outspoken X Factor judge is sounding off on Brand's recent claims that the current political systems in the U.K., U.S. and other western democracies are failing people and need to be revolutionized.
In an interview with Shortlist, Cowell said of Brand, "A revolution? He's getting $10m a movie. I mean, come on!"
Cowell went on to suggest that the 38-year-old funnyman should use some of his own success to help make the change he so fervently complained about just 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 dollar mansion and I want a revolution? Give me a break."
Brand's revolution hullabaloo started back 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."