The ex-wife of traitor Bardash has dramatically changed her rhetoric on language and said she will write songs in Russian
Popular Ukrainian singer Luna, who is also the ex-wife of disgraced traitor producer and Russia fan Yuriy Bardash, suddenly changed her rhetoric on the language issue after almost two years of full-scale war. Like most conscious media personalities, the singer switched to Ukrainian after February 24, 2022, but on January 4, she announced that she would continue to write songs and speak Russian because she "feels it."
Of course, this caused outrage among the conscious part of Luna's fans from Ukraine. However, in order to avoid hate, the singer decided to disappear from social media for a while, taking a so-called "break for real life." She announced this on InstaStories.
Interestingly, on the morning of January 4, Khrystyna Gerasymova (the singer's real name) wrote to her followers on her blog and spoke in her native language. She also left signatures in Ukrainian. Suddenly, she posted several Russian-language stories in a row, in which she said that she was "more comfortable in Russian."
The artist said that in the future her work would be in Russian, justifying it with standard narratives about "a ban that encourages even more to act against the rules." In addition, the singer hinted that her colleagues switched to Ukrainian solely to be liked or to get into trends.
Yes, Luna wrote in Russian: "I continue to write lyrics and songs in Russian. You know, for people like me, an imaginary ban makes me want to be honest with myself and my art even more! I see it that way, I feel that way. I try my best to feel the language and find my place in it. But I will never want to and will not be able to forbid myself to create the way I see... Because I don't write songs for recognition or approval by anyone. I write songs to free my soul. There are few such artists on the market, many want to be liked, to be in a trend, in a news digest, or to avoid hate."
Moreover, Luna said that this insight came to her while she was pregnant with her second child.
"It's strange. But it was pregnancy that helped me hear myself. It means that my intuition did not let me down again, and I figured it out correctly, as always. Although people said different things, as always... That's it, I'm going to pause in real life," Luna added.
This is not the first scandalous episode in Luna's biography during the full-scale war. On October 21, she performed a Russian-language track at her big concert at Stereo Plaza in Kyiv. However, the reason for Ukrainians' discontent was not so much the enemy's language as the song itself. This is the song "Palmira" from the 2019 album "Trance" and it is called the "unofficial anthem" of the Wagner PMC. All the details are in the article.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, Yuriy Bardash called Luna a "Nazi" because of her pro-Ukrainian position. The producer accused his ex-wife of teaching patriotism to their 11-year-old son. Meanwhile, back in July last year, the boy read out lines from the poem "My Ukraine" by Ukrainian poet Mykola Vereshchak at his mother's charity concert.