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Jo Brand admits she took Class A drug magic mushrooms at Latitude Festival

Jo Brand admitted to taking magic mushrooms during her set at this year’s Latitude Festival.

The comedian, 64, appeared on stage this past weekend at the UK’s first full-capacity festival since the coronavirus pandemic started.

She had drunk too much alcohol and ‘drank’ a lot of the class A drug.

“I turned Love Island down,” she joked, according to The Sun. “Look at me, I’m a 64-year-old lady and I had brain fog in the menopause and during Covid, it got worse.

“And also I have drunk quite a lot of mushrooms and I am quite p***ed.”

Recreational use of magic mushrooms is illegal, and Brits caught in possession of the drug face a jail term of up to seven years.

Jo said she ‘drank’ magic mushrooms

Latitude Festival’s website states that it ‘does not condone the use of drugs. Drugs enforcement laws are as applicable onsite as anywhere else in the UK.’

During her gig at the Suffolk festival, Jo joked about soon being ‘cancelled’, especially after her previous comment on throwing battery acid on Nigel Farage.

“I am getting on a bit and I’m feeling that I’m going to get cancelled quite soon anyway,” she said.

“No, honestly l do, I have quite a big gob on me and I can’t stop myself saying awful things, particularly about Nigel Farage.”

“I apologised for that. I could beat Nigel Farage in a fistfight.”

In 2019, Jo made the battery acid joke during Heresy on BBC Radio 4 comedy show.

She laughed that political figures who had been hit with milkshakes should be hit with battery acid instead.

Jo Brand
Jo said she ‘drank’ magic mushrooms

Jo Brand
She previously joked about throwing battery acid on politicians

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Jo said to the audience: “I’m thinking, why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid?

Later, she added: “I’m not going to do it, it’s purely a fantasy. But I think milkshakes are pathetic.”

Brexit Party leader and milkshake victim Nigel Farage claimed Jo was “inciting violence” with the joke.

Following the complaints unit’s ruling, a BBC spokesperson said: “We note the findings and that the BBC’s ECU concluded the comments did not condone violence and that no subject matter should be beyond the scope of comedy.”

She later apologised for it and said it was “a somewhat crass and an ill-judged joke”.

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