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Russell Brand breaks social distancing rules by hugging the fan


Russell Brand broke social distancing rules after a performance on his new comedy show Brand-emic by posing for pictures and hugging a fan.

The 45-year-old stand-up star took selfies with viewers despite claiming in a social media post that they had some "socially distant" fun while performing at London's Regent & # 39; s Park Open Air Theater.

According to The Sun, Russel told fans that he should "walk better" for "disobeying social distancing rules" – in England the rule is to maintain social distance greater than three feet – by being in close contact with them.

Rule Breaker: Russell Brand was spotted hugging and posing for photos with fans after a performance on his new comedy show Brand-emic

The show took place Monday after the new "rule of six" for social gatherings was introduced amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Russell's set was inspired by Lockdown when he joked that his performance was "almost empty" due to social distancing rules, but he later mixed up without a mask.

According to the publication, Russell told the crowd that he wanted to "get the f ** k off the stage" after joking about how "poorly attended" his show was. Russell's show wasn't really badly attended, he had a socially distant audience as needed.

Social distancing? The 45-year-old stand-up star took selfies with viewers despite claiming in a social media post that they had some "socially distant" fun while performing

Social distancing? The 45-year-old stand-up star took selfies with viewers despite claiming in a social media post that they had some "socially distant" fun while performing

Social distancing: According to the publication, Russell told the crowd that he wanted to "get the f ** k off the stage" after joking about how "poorly attended" his show was. Russell's show wasn't really badly attended, he had a socially distant audience as needed

Social distancing: According to the publication, Russell told the crowd that he wanted to "get the f ** k off the stage" after joking about how "poorly attended" his show was. Russell's show wasn't really badly attended, he had a socially distant audience as needed

Russell told the crowd, “I'm easy to provoke, I'm fragile, and I'm a fearful person. I haven't been socialized in a long time and now I'm looking at what looks like a very poorly attended show. & # 39;

Russell told the crowd, “I'm easy to provoke, I'm fragile, and I'm a frightened person. I haven't been socialized in a long time and now I'm looking at what looks like a very poorly attended show. & # 39;

Russell told the crowd, “I'm easy to provoke, I'm fragile, and I'm a frightened person. I haven't socialized in a long time and now I'm looking at what looks like a very poorly attended show. & # 39;

Russell told the crowd, “I'm easy to provoke, I'm fragile, and I'm a fearful person. I haven't been socialized in a long time and now I'm looking at what looks like a very poorly attended show.

"I fight every prima donna instinct in my body to get the f *** off this stage."

Despite photos suggesting the evening was anything but coronavirus friendly, Russell later tweeted, “What a wonderful night of socially distant, spiritually intimate fun we had. Thank you to everyone at Regent & # 39; s Park and everyone who came together. & # 39;

Contrast: Despite photos suggesting the evening was anything but coronavirus friendly, Russell later tweeted, "What a wonderful night of socially distant, spiritually intimate fun we had. Thank you to everyone at Regent & # 39; s Park and everyone who came together. & # 39;

Contrast: Despite photos suggesting the evening was anything but coronavirus friendly, Russell later tweeted, "What a wonderful night of socially distant, spiritually intimate fun we had. Thank you to everyone at Regent & # 39; s Park and everyone who came together. & # 39;

Allegations: According to The Sun, Russel told fans he should "better go" for "disobeying social distancing rules" by being in close contact with them

Allegations: According to The Sun, Russel told fans he should "better go" for "disobeying social distancing rules" by being in close contact with them

During a portion of the show, Russell said the type of audience his shows attract "almost certainly" will be infected with coronavirus.

Several fans shared photos of themselves and Russell from the night he stood near them and posed for photos.

MailOnline has asked Russell's representative for a comment.

New Rules: The show took place on Monday after the new "rule of six" for social gatherings was introduced amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

New Rules: The show took place on Monday after the new "rule of six" for social gatherings was introduced amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

No masks here! Russell's set was inspired by Lockdown when he joked that his performance was "almost empty" due to social distancing rules, but he later mixed up without a mask

No masks here! Russell's set was inspired by Lockdown when he joked that his performance was "almost empty" due to social distancing rules, but he later mixed up without a mask

The strict six-rule ban went into effect across England on Monday to combat rising coronavirus infection rates by restricting indoor and outdoor meetings, including private homes, parks, pubs and restaurants.

The police will fine people up to £ 3,200 for breaking the rules.

The events industry is currently playing "into the abyss" as the Telegraph says there is a lack of clarity about the government's ban on gatherings of more than six people.

The publication reported that organizers are seeing mass cancellations within the industry, which supports 700,000 employees.

Jane Longhurst, executive director of the Meetings Industry Association, said, "She hasn't clearly defined what the government is trying to do, and there is no clarity, and she completely destroyed the trust anyone had at events."

If art events are found to be illegal, the police have the power to enforce those legal restrictions, including fines of £ 100, which will double to a maximum of £ 3,200 for further violations.