Russell loses it when Irish reporter asks him how much his rent is

An Irish reporter has found himself on Russell Brand’s hate list after questioning him about how much he is paying for rent.

The reporter, who works for Channel 4, posed Russell the question: “How much did you pay for your place?” Russell goes on to inform him that he is renting.

Not letting Russell play the question down, he then asks him what he is paying in rent. Russell then begins to look increasingly uncomfortable, before going on to lose his temper and call the reporter a 'snide'.

Did the reporter have a point or did he cross a line by asking him about his home?

UPDATE: Russell has since released a YouTube video explaining his reaction to the journalist in the above video. Admitting his overreaction to the incident, he goes on to explain why he felt the question about his rent was irrelevant to the topic in question.