Meanwhile, Back in Russia, A Sexy Music Video Tells Kids That Protesting Corruption Isn’t Cool

Life is different in Russia. Alisa Vox, a pop singer, would like everyone to know that protesting any sort of Kremlin corruption just isn’t cool. Then again, she was paid $35,000 by the Kremlin to do this music video for a song called “Baby Boy.” It’s anti-protest music.

The lyrics include these lines:

Freedom, money, girls — you’ll get it all, even power.
So, kid, stay out of politics and give your brain a shower.

Poetry, right?

The rest of the song tells of a student protester who holds a sign with “weak hands,” choosing to uselessly protest things he can’t control, missing classes and getting bad grades. He’s a “puppet” of evil opposition forces who have sucked him in with promises of “great riches.” Vox says she was moved to write the song by young people who are attracted to the anti-corruption messages of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Only in Russia, right?

https://youtu.be/Urt4fifrsls

(Via Mashable)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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