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Kyrgyzstan has made lip-syncing illegal

Do you hate it when a performer just mimes singing to some backing tracks? So does the Minister of Culture of Kyrgyzstan. From now on, if you’re going to perform live in the country, you’d better be performing live.

The order, signed into law in 2021, officially took effect this past January 1. No more faking it at mass public events in concert halls, clubs, theatres, cinemas, libraries, sports venues, and wherever else the crime of lip-syncing might take place.

Minister Nurzhigit Kadyrbekov had this to say: “Culture starts with honesty. Let’s not deceive viewers and listeners.”

Up until now, miming along with the music was legal providing that the concert promoter told the audience that lip-syncing would be used in any given performance. Notices had to be printed on posters and tickets.

Punishment and penalties for lip-syncing in Kyrgyzstan are still unknown.

(Via Revolver)

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