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    Russell Brand Uses Anti-Gay Slur During Speech to Cambridge University Students: "Shut Up, You Harry Potter P--fs"

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    Russell Brand was never one to censor his words, but this may still shock some.

    The English comedian was a guest speaker at Cambridge University last night and held nothing back while talking to students about various topics, including "inner truth," Topshop, Julian Assange, his various tattoos and even Harry Styles (who he described as "quite a character").

    But the liberal star especially caught everyone's attention when he used a homophobic slur during his speech.

    According to a Cambridge report, at one point, Brand used anti-gay British slang when he jokingly reprimanded the audience, saying, "Shut up, you Harry Potter p--fs!"

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    Some of the students were said to have found this funny, while others have spoken out against the use of the term.

    The CUSU LGBT representative Charlie Bell said, "It was a bit of a shock to hear that the word p--f is considered an appropriate term to level as an insult, especially by someone like Brand, who models himself as the very model of a modern liberal...He should apologise unreservedly and immediately."

    The verbose celeb has not released a statement as of yet.

    Brand also said, "Don't be materialistic; it doesn't help, just develop spiritually. I try to find union with everything. We're all f--ked, so be nice," and closed out his collegiate speech to the 1,300 students with, "We need a broadening of democracy. Conservative ideals only appeal to our selfish nature. We must be intrepid, we must be bold. We need a more holistic and inclusive ideology."

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    Despite the bit of controversy during his address, Amber Cowburn, Deputy Press Officer for the union, told The Cambridge Student, "It was a really exciting talk by such a dynamic and energetic showman...It was a fantastic opportunity for the Cambridge Union Society to attract such a current high profile guest, who brings together the worlds of entertainment and politics.

    "The huge turnout to see him, filling the Union to absolute capacity, and the widespread demand for live streaming is testament to that."

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