Robbie Williams laughed at Russian oligarchs (video)
The famous singer RobbieWilliams has upset listeners in Russia with his latest song, which makes fun of the hedonistic lifestyle of Russianoligarchs.
A song called "Party like a Russian" tells the story of unsmiling, super-rich "dolls" who drink vodka and drugs. After the release of the video Friday, a number of Russian media have encountered many opinions of people who are not impressed with his stereotypical idea of the modern Russia.
Sergey Knyazev, member of the National Association of event organisers said that the song hurt the popularity of British singer in Russia. Producer Eugene Friedland told the state news Agency "Rossiya 24" that Williams tried to capitalize on the constant presence of Russia in the international news.
"Many artists used Russian classical music and Russian," he said. "We are now in the time when Russia" is the number one " and thus RobbieWilliams has tried to increase its popularity."
Yuri Loza, speaking in the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper, said that it is normal for foreigners to mock the oligarchs of the country, as well as Russians themselves. "Why when we talk and joke about it, is this normal?". "Why do others also not to make a joke about it? We also have cargo specific humor of all our oligarchs."