Russell Brand
Russell Brand has spoken out against the actions of Julien BlancGetty Images

He earned the title of notorious womaniser after a string of high-profile romances but Russell Brand wants the world to know that he is totally against disrespecting women.

The 39-year-old British comedian, famous for bedding hundreds of ladies, has publicly condemned the actions of Julien Blanc, the controversial 'pick-up artist' who is facing a UK ban after footage emerged of him strangling a woman in Tokyo.

Discussing the American dating guru's questionable tactics during the latest edition of his YouTube series, the Trews, Brand insisted he would never endorse a system "based on objectifying or undermining women".

Brand has had hundreds of one-night stands and has admitted to sleeping with prostitutes in pursuit of his "sexual destiny."

"I've read that he is treating women in a derogatory derisory and insulting and sort of not loving way so obviously I'm against that. I'm down on that. I'm against treating women in a disrespectful way," mused Brand.

Brand, who recently split with socialite Jemima Khan, was previously married to pop star Katy Perry. It was reported that he ended their short-lived relationship by text message.

A petition calling for Blanc - dubbed the "the most hated man in the world" - to be denied a visa into the UK has already received over 156,000 signatures.

The dating coach, who holds paid dating seminars claiming to teach men how to attract women, was recently thrown out of Australia following protests over his "techniques".

Brand continued: "Any system for chatting up women is in its self questionable. But any that is based on objectifying or undermining women, I would never ever endorse."

"So just to be clear if you have any questions about my attitude towards Julien Blanc or anyone that treats women or anybody disrespectfully. I am 100 percent whole heartedly against it."

Although Blanc has not comment on Brand's scathing attack, he did previously apologise for his actions.

"I'd like to apologise to anyone I've offended in any way," he told CNN's Chris Cuomo. "It was never my intention and I just want to put it out there. I'm extremely sorry for everything that happened."