'Russian lives matter too': Danish director Trier caught up in scandal over statement about F-16s for Ukraine
Director Lars von Trier decided to stand up for the Russian occupiers. Danish filmmaker in connection with the future transfer of F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine said that"the lives of Russians also matter".
The corresponding message Trier released on Instagram. Apparently, the reaction of people to the statement, the author did not want to see, because as of the morning of August 23, comments under the post are closed.
In the scandalous post, the celebrity addressed the presidents of Ukraine and Russia, as well as the prime minister of Denmark. In fact, Trier expressed regret for the deaths of Russian invaders, illogically using an allusion to Black Lives Matter.
"By the way: to Mr. Zelensky and Mr. Putin, and last but not least to Ms. Frederiksen (who yesterday posed like an ear-to-ear lover in the cockpit of one of the most terrifying killing machines of modern times, grinning from ear to ear):
"Russian lives matter, too!"
Best wishes, Lars."
The filmmaker did not comment or explain his words in any additional way.
Lars von Trier is a 67-year-old Danish director, screenwriter, actor, winner of more than a hundred awards and nominations. Among his popular films: "Dogville" (2003), "Antichrist" (2009), "Melancholia" (2011), "Nymphomaniac" (2013).
By the way, in 2022, the director was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
As OBOZREVATEL previously wrote, the world-famous Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv found herself in the epicenter of a scandal, wearing a T-shirt with the inscription Wagner Power, which translates as "Wagner Power" at a festival in Germany. The event was dedicated to the outstanding German composer Richard Wagner, so it is obvious - it is not about the Russian PMC headed by Yevgeny Prigozhin. However, Ukrainians believe that the compatriot "ignored the contexts" and could have refused the merch.