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Russell Brand: media to blame for Jade's death

Russell Brand has blamed the British media for Jade Goody's death. The controversial stand-up claims that the reality star's cancer was caused by the concerted media campaign against her following the Shilpa Shetty Celebrity Big Brother row back in 2007.

Speaking to Time Out magazine Brand said: "They [the media] just want to simplify things. Like with the Jade Goody situation. I personally think that poor young woman would not have developed cancer had she not been the focus of such intense hatred – malevolent hatred – for such a long period of time."

The Essex born comic continued: "And now, it's convenient for the narrative to like her again. It sickens me."

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