The editor-in-chief of Dizel Studio justified himself for a joke about Ukrainians in the occupation, but ran into a new wave of hate
A few days after the scandal with the issue about Ukrainians under occupation, the editor-in-chief of the Dizel Show, Oleksiy Blanar , responded to public discontent. The comedian said that he himself had barely survived, fleeing from Russian terrorists, and therefore only "supermom hype mongers, bots, sh*t journalists, sh*t editors, and couch critics" could not like the issue.
Blanar said that he was ready to "communicate very specifically with people who were hurt by the jokes around the sensitive topic in a clear language". This reaction to public outrage resulted in a lot of negative comments on Instagram.
Ukrainians criticized the Dizel Show for describing life under occupation in the following way: a family preparing for the holidays and joking about Russian news, laughing at those who take a passport of a terrorist country, and mocking the invaders.
In the comments and on social media, the comedians were told that life under occupation is actually hell, where people are tortured, terrorized, and forced to obey by threats of death, rape, imprisonment, etc.
However, Oleksiy Blanar did not respond to these accusations. Instead, he described his 17-day life under occupation, how he fled from the Russians and almost died, how terrorists came to his house to search it and led him away at gunpoint.
"Our house was robbed three times. They were looking for money, alcohol, drugs, a car and weapons. We kept our weapons, and they are ready today, just like then. And it is aimed at our enemies. I have kept it to myself for a long time, but now I will start telling. I want everyone to understand what is really important in life and what should be valued above all else. There, you begin to appreciate it very clearly and quickly. That's why I can communicate very specifically, in a language they understand, with everyone who wrote a crooked word about the issue of St. Nicholas Against the Occupiers," the post says.
In conclusion, the editor-in-chief of Dizel Studio said that his show tells the "truth," but the comments emphasized that he, as a survivor of this horror, should not have approved a comic number about the occupation.
"Well, you're fucked up," "Moreover, how did you have the sense and empathy to approve such a scene?" "This answer is like a response from an offended boy. We explained a hundred times what was wrong with the scene. Learn to respond to criticism." "Everyone who survived the occupation is incredibly strong. But now it hurts a lot of people and I think you can find other topics for the numbers", "Have the dignity to admit that you did inappropriate sh*t. And this looks like "Dizel is fucked up, let's look for who's to blame: bot farms, moms, or the Illuminati," Ukrainians commented.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote that "Dizell Show scandalized Ksenia Mishina. Oleksiy Blanar publicly called the Ukrainian actress a "political whore" for standing up for director Nikolai Fedosenkov, who complained about non-payment of salaries.