Former serious dance expert, Kristina Rihanoff, clarified her comments were criticized after she appeared to support Putin during the war in Ukraine
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Kristina Rihanoff, the former star of the serious group, posted a statement on social media in which she condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine after fans went wild over a tweet that was said to be ‘supportive. Putin’.
The 44-year-old professional dancer was sent on duty after sharing a series of tweets that people saw as ‘insensitive’ ahead of the Ukraine invasion.
The Russian dancer retweeted a caricature of Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau, in which the leaders were painted with blood on their hands.
US President Biden has his finger drawn, with the words ‘Bad Russian man’ written in a speech bubble.
Kristina captioned the tweet: “Doesn’t even need to be said – pure genius.”
She then shared a Sky News headline which announced that Russia had been eliminated from the Eurovision Song Contest, which is scheduled to take place later this year.
Kristina wrote alongside it: “F… .ing breaking news.
“Are you the real @SkyNews? WTF! And where are we holding @BorisJohnson accountable for destroying thousands of small businesses during a breakup during lockdown???????? This tweet EVERYTHING WRONG WITH MEANS & USELESS @GOVUK # of UK Eurovision ” [sic]
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After fans criticized the dancer for “inappropriate” tweets, Kristina decided to respond to the backlash by clarifying her thoughts on the war in Ukraine and how she stands up against it. actions of his homeland.
In a statement she posted on social media, Kristina wrote: “I mocked Eurovision’s tweet by Sky. I actually thought there was more important information on that day Eurovision.
“This is in any way saying that I am supporting what is happening at the moment between Russia and Ukraine.
“It’s absolutely devastating for someone like me, my grandfather is from Ukraine and I gave my daughter Ukraine a name – Milena.”
Kristina’s statement continued: “My best friend is also from Ukraine. I grew up with the understanding that we are one people and one country. I am not involved in politics and hate politicians. because THEY ALL liars.”
“Seeing this news broke my heart because I have Russian friends living in UKRAINE and vice versa.
“The terrible thing is that there are casualties on both sides and both sides the father and mother will cry for their lost loved ones.”
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Kristina concluded her statement: “The point is this shouldn’t have happened, should never have happened.
“The country’s leaders should have found a way to solve this peacefully a long time ago but they don’t see war as a profitable business and someone unfortunately makes a profit from this. .
“I do not support Putin, war, aggression, people who lost their lives and politics.
“I hate it as much as a human can.
“If I offended anyone, it was not my intention and I deeply apologize.”
Krisitina’s statement received a more positive response among her fans than her initial tweets.
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