"Army of Lovers" leader called Ukraine "Russia's future" and angered Russians
The leader of the Swedish band Army of Lovers, as well as philosopher and openly gay man Alexander Bard, who was once adored in Russia, has not pleased his former fans with his vision of the world. The singer believes that Ukraine is the future of Russia, and that Putin will eventually lead his people to the Middle Ages.
Angry Russians watched the interview on the Zygar channel and decided that the Bard condemned the war because he was gay, and called the artist a "cock." Russian citizens could not counter his words with anything but insults and swearing.
Instead, the Army of Lovers frontman expressed his opinion consistently and clearly. He said that he was surprised when Russian dictatorial president Volodymyr Putin ordered an attack on Kyiv.
"And I was surprised how much Ukrainians resisted. I think Ukraine is still the future of Russia. It's time for the East Slavic culture to become liberal and democratic. And Ukraine has proven that it is possible. You can't say that Russians can't have a liberal democracy, given how closely they are related to Ukrainians, how similar they are. If Ukraine can become a democracy, so can Russia," Bard said.
The interviewer made a remark to his interlocutor, because Ukrainians and Russians are mistakenly called "brotherly," while in fact a slave society has repeatedly shown that it is not worthy of comparison with brave Ukrainians.
"Many people may be offended by this perception. Nowadays, it is often said that these peoples are very different," explained Russian journalist Mykhailo Zygar.
"No, no, no. I live in Scandinavia. We have five Scandinavian countries that are very similar to each other. But we are proud to be Swedes, proud to be Norwegians, proud to be Danes. But most of the worst, most brutal conflicts in history have taken place between fraternal peoples," the philosopher said.
Fragments of the interview went viral in propaganda publics, where furious Russians were outraged that someone who did not share the "staple" views of leader Putin was talking about life in their backward country.
The artist was called a "piece of old sh*t" and a "cock", and finally demonstrated his homophobia, which the whole nation is proud of.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote that Russian actor Dmytro Nazarov, who was boycotted in Russia for his public support of Ukraine and anti-war stance, dedicated his new poem to Kremlin propagandists. Viktor Barinov, who played the role of chef in the TV series Kitchen, shamed the Kremlin's mouthpieces.