Blog: Olly WehringRockstar Energy? Not over here, matey

Olly Wehring | 6 May 2009

The father of the founder of Rockstar Energy drink has been banned from entering the UK, because of his right-wing views, it emerged this week.

Michael Weiner, who is better known as radio talk show host Michael Savage, has been added to the UK government's list of individuals likely to foster extremism or hatred and so banned from entering the UK.

Weiner's son, Russell, is the founder and CEO of Rockstar Energy drink. His wife, Janet, is Rockstar's CFO. Some reports name Weiner senior himself as a co-founder of the energy drink brand, although these have not been officially confirmed.

Michael Weiner, who has used his radio show to attack homosexuality and Muslims, takes his place on the UK list alongside an assortment of crackpots from around the world, from Russian ultra-nationalists to extremist Islamic and Christian preachers.

Neither Weiner's son nor his wife have been refused entry to the UK, according to UK Government records.


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