“This action has erased her singing career” – Russian audience reacts to Zemfira unfurling the Ukrainian flag in Tbilisi
04 July, 2015
“This action has erased her singing career” – Russian audience reacts to Zemfira unfurling the Ukrainian flag in Tbilisi
At Russian rock singer Zemfira’s recent performance at Tbilisi Open Air music festival, she unfurled the Ukrainian flag, waved it around and sang with it attached to her microphone, prompting an ovation. This action of hers has, quite predictably, resulted in a storm of angry comments from Russians online who denounced her for “treason”. We would like to present you a handpicked selection of translated quotes from the whirlpool of hate that Zemfira’s action has stirred. It is quite amusing to
read them knowing that she used to be one of the most highly appreciated Russian singers and a teenage role model for most of the commenters.

“I hope she has a ticket to Canada ready, since she’s a pariah from now on.”

“I always said that she was scum, and it turns out that I was right!”

“Such a shame and disgrace, waving that mop in front of the baying crowd while intoxicated!”

“Send her to Kiev and let her wave that rag of death there.”

“This action has erased her singing career. Now she has no choice but to join Makarevich and perform in Ukraine”

“I bet if they gave her someone’s underwear, she would wave it over her head too…”

“Why is she waving that rag around? Isn’t it supposed to be used in the toilet?”

“She’s just a prostitute, going wherever she gets paid most!”

“By this, she has shown that she wants to live in Ukraine. Give her a good kick in the arse to make sure she ends up there quicker!”

“Disgusting bitch, I am not going to listen to her songs anymore. Let her leave for her beloved hellhole, be it Ukraine or Georgia, don’t let the door hit her on the way out.”

“It seems that this pathetic song-spinner has run out of ways to attract attention to herself and her equally pathetic songs”

“I wonder how much she got paid for this.”

“Guys, we should boycott and sabotage Russian concerts of this traitorous perv!”

“Zemfira is an alcoholic and a junkie who is also insane and has forgotten where her homeland is. Send her to Ukraine and let that freak show off there.”

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