Russian President Vladimir Putin has been parodied by Slovenian actor and comedian Klemen Slakonja in a song performed as part of EMA, the Slovenian Eurovision selection show.
The song was not in the running to be selected as the Slovenian entry, but was performed as part of the interval act. Despite this, the song ‘Putin, Put Out’ has gained more attention than the eventual winner of the show MANuella. Since the performance the video has gone viral with over 3 million views.
The song pokes fun at Vladimir Putin’s machismo and sees him fight a bear, reference Jackie Chan and ride topless on a horse. The song even makes a comment about Russia’s determination to win Eurovision, but just missing the mark. ‘Eurovision is totally gay anyway’ he sings as he stands alongside a parody of the Russian grannies.
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