Pussy Riot Fires Their Most Visible Members

So Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina paid for the sins of Pussy Riot with jail terms.  Now that they’re out, they continue to rail against human rights abuses in Russia.  That included an appearance at an Amnesty International event in Brooklyn and an appearance on The Colbert Report.  They’ve done more for this cause than anyone else in recent memory.

You’d think that the rest of the band would be grateful for all this attention.  Nope.

Pussy Riot issued this statement:

“Unfortunately for us, they are being so carried away with the problems in Russian prisons, that they completely forgot about the aspirations and ideals of our group — feminism, separatist resistance, fight against authoritarianism and personality cult, all of which, as a matter of fact, was the cause for their unjust punishment.”

Discuss.  What does Pussy Riot mean now?

(Via Antiquiet)

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