"The authorities canceled the concert": on Twitter they came up with reasons for canceling the performances of Leontiev, Kirkorov and GazmanovBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-authorities-canceled-the-concert-on-twitter-they-came-up-with-reasons-for-canceling-the-performances-of-leontiev-kirkorov-and-gazmanov
The FSB has created a "black list" of modern Russian musicians whose concerts should not take place in the regions of the country. In particular, popular rappers got there, as well as some youth groups. Netizens quickly reacted to the wave of the ban and came up with their own reasons for canceling the performances of Russian pop stars.
So, they managed to "add" Philip Kirkorov, Valery Leontiev, Grigory Leps, Oleg Gazmanov, Igor Nikolaev and many other artists to the blacklist. What was the reason for this, read below.
A source: Lenta
Over the past few weeks, concerts of many popular youth artists have been disrupted or canceled in Russia, for example, LJ, the rapper Husky and the group IC3PEAK. The authorities are sure that the creativity of these artists can negatively affect the psyche of teenagers. In addition, many of their songs contain obscene language and propaganda of illegal drugs.
Naturally, fans of musicians were dissatisfied with the fact that "the state decides what they listen to." Soon, recordings with comic calls to cancel concerts of Russian pop stars began to appear on the internet.
As a result, a flash mob called "The authorities canceled the concert" gained popularity in social networks. The funniest and ironic recordings of the participants of the action can be found below.
Pavel Chikov, Agora's lawyer, wrote on his Telegram channel that the FSB had compiled a list of musicians "banned from listening". Where he got this information from, the man did not specify.
In November, the concert of the popular rapper LJ was canceled. The performance was supposed to take place in Yakutsk, but almost at the very last moment, the organizers refused to hold the event. The reason was numerous threats.
On the same day, the concert of the band IC3PEAK in the Perm club Cape Town was disrupted. The artists themselves reported from the stage that "they got a call from the police." Later, the guys were blocked in the backyard of the club and refused to let lawyers to them.
The rapper Husky was also not allowed to hold a concert. As a result, the musician was rapping right on the street, on the roof of the car, surrounded by fans. But this "show" did not last long — soon he was arrested and taken to the police station. Now Husky songs are being checked for calls to extremism.
Tell us what you think about it? Do you agree with the opinion that some modern songs negatively affect the psyche of children and it is better to limit their listening? Or do you still think that the Russians themselves have the right to choose?