Pussy Riot's First Post-Prison Joint Interview Was An Awkward Disaster

By: 12.27.13  •  14 Comments

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You’re an anarchist musician who’s been locked in a Russian prison for months for the most asinine of reasons — the last question you want to answer in your first TV interview is, “How much is the Pussy Riot brand worth?” Pussy Riot‘s Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have been freed, but during a recent chat with Russian It Girl Ksenia Sobchak, they weren’t able to discuss what it’s like to be a political prisoners; no, they had to field queries like, “I can’t not ask the most important question — what’s up with your eyebrows?” Oh boy.

Sobchak reportedly compared the two to John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Then, she compared them to Destiny’s Child and asked if Tolokonnikova would go solo, because “no one remembers Destiny’s Child, but everyone knows Beyoncé.” She asked if it was sexist that Tolokonnikova gets more attention, on account of being “pretty and thick-lipped.” She asked them the meaning of life. She read to them from Nietzsche. (Via)

Fox News suddenly doesn’t look so bad.

Meanwhile:

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A bunch of pussies over there at NBC.

(BuzzFeed via Spin)

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