"No difference": how Vlad Yama managed to escape from Ukraine and why the "Dancing with the Stars" judge does not consider himself a traitor. Exclusive
The famous Ukrainian choreographer Vlad Yama has become a great disappointment to many Ukrainians after the full-scale invasion. The dancer lives in Miami, Florida, USA, and seems to be as detached as possible from the Ukrainian military realities. Meanwhile, Internet users are not giving up trying to get an answer: "How did a man of military age manage to escape from Ukraine?" It turned out that Yama left illegally, "using his media exposure and a bribe to the border guards."
This is according to an insider close to the star's entourage. He told about this exclusively in a comment to OBOZ.UA.
According to the source, the choreographer hoped that he would be able to build a successful career abroad, relying on the recognition among Ukrainians in the United States. However, it didn't go as planned-America has enough stars in this field, and he was "not needed" as a dance teacher there. But the artist really needed the money.
An insider has revealed that Yama has an unfinished house near Kyiv. Despite the need to make money, the dancer is allegedly not willing to sell the property yet.
"He's waiting for the presidential election to come to make a bet. He's looking for ways to get in touch with various media moguls to make a triumphant return to Ukrainian television," the insider said.
At the same time, Yama seems to be adhering to the "who cares" narrative. And no, it's not about the language issue, it's much more global. Rumor has it that the choreographer doesn't care what kind of government will be in Ukraine, as he believes that "the country was sold a long time ago, and the main thing is that entertainment projects return and we can work as before."
The most absurd thing is that, given all this, Yama doesn't sincerely consider himself a traitor. At least that's what an insider says. He noted that the dancer believes that all the articles in the media criticizing him are nothing more than "payola."
We would like to remind you that Yama's behavior and posts have repeatedly caused high-profile scandals: the dancer could post a photo from his vacation on the beach in Miami, or reflect abroad on the carefree times before the war.
Recently, he picked up a suitcase from a trash can and happily told his followers that he would send it to the defenders of Ukraine. Ukrainian fans are disappointed and even angry with this behavior, and they openly write about it on the star's social media.