Joe Jonas Says Russell Brand Needs a Hug

September 11, 2008 08:22:20 GMT

Sharing his opinion about Brand's purity ring jokes during the MTV VMAs, Joe told MTV UK "I'd give him a hug. I think he needs a hug!"

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Still being asked about the public mock that Russell Brand made during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards on his and his brothers' purity rings and celibacy, Joe Jonas told MTV UK that he thinks the British comedian needs a hug and he would love to give him one. Adding to his positive response towards the incident, brother Kevin Jonas continued saying, "I don't know if there is really a positive (to come out of Russell's comments)- he was kind of running out of material after a little while."

Brand, who served as host at annual MTV VMAs on Sunday, September 7, made joke about Joe, Kevin, and Nick Jonas' "purity rings" for more than half of the show. He suggested that the boys shouldn't keep their virginity for marriage, but rather take advantage of their youth and celebrity status.

Being slammed by some other celebs, including Jordin Sparks, Paris Hilton and gossip blogger Perez Hilton, all of whom have shown their support for the siblings' sexual commitment, Brand later offered an apology, saying "I've gotta say sorry because I said those things about promise rings; that was bad of me. I didn't mean to take it lightly."

Refusing to discuss Brand's purity ring jokes even further, Jonas Brothers prefer to talk about meeting fellow famous celebs backstage during the awards show. Kevin previously told the press that he and his brothers "had a good time" during the entire evening as they "had a lot of friends there and everybody's so nice."

Jonas Brothers, in the meantime, are in London, England for the European TV premiere of their new movie, "Camp Rock."


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posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2010
you can give me a hug joe. xDD
posted by I love Joe Jonas on Nov 03, 2008
Hi!!!My name is Mary and I live in Argentina. I'd like the song of The Jonas Brothers but I love Joe Jonas because for me he is very beautiful. Happy halloween day Jonas!!!!!!
posted by stephanni on Oct 21, 2008
the jonas brothers are completetly stupid. The people who comment on this page saying how great they are cant take a joke. Purity rings are silly rings that dont mean anything, we were made in this world (through evolution) to re-create and purity rings are just stupid. Russell Brand is funny and americans just cant take a joke because theyre so fake and up themselves.
posted by Lauren on Oct 04, 2008
OMG!!! I love the jonas brothers espeacially Joe.I think he's the hunkiest, smartest, funniest and sexiest JoBro.This comedian has to know that we support the JoBro no matter what.
posted by Grace on Oct 04, 2008
Love u Joeeeeee!!!!you're my idol and staying virgin til' marriage isn't a crim. I think it's a great idea.The jonas brothers are good rolemodels so this comedian should leave them alone!!!!
posted by MIMI on Sep 24, 2008
i really luv joe jonas and i hope that i could meet them so that i could get to knw him
posted by i_love_Joe!! on Sep 16, 2008
hey i'm back, i'm like the biggest, londoner fan!! i been to all the concerts in england! and showz! they signed my cd's they are well buff!
posted by i_love_Joe!! on Sep 16, 2008
i luv joe jonas!! joe handsom, cute and funny,sweat nick, cute, sensitive, sweat, all tohgether they all rock my world! kevin, cute, romantic, sweat
posted by 041932 on Sep 15, 2008
you stay off of joe because im his number 1 fan
posted by whateva on Sep 15, 2008
joe is a so compassive person, i like him! :D
posted by blahblahilovejb!! on Sep 14, 2008
omgggggg i loveee the jonass brothers more than life!!! <3333 im your number 1 fan!! joe <333333333333333333333ilu!!! nick ilu 2<33333333!!! kevin yourr pretty cool. haahaa ilu guysssss!!

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