Gerard Depardieu Blacklisted From Eurovision 2017!


Gerard Depardieu Eurovision 2017

French-born actor Gerard Depardieu and 80 other Russian singers, actors and performers were banned from Ukrainian TV, radio and cinemas back in August 2015 as it is believed they pose a ‘threat to national security’. This week Ukrainian Minister for Culture Eugene Nyschuk confirmed that if any of those named on the list are chosen to represent Russia for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, they will not be admitted to the country. The decision regarding the Blacklist has been reiterated following an announcement earlier this week that Kiev will be the host of the 2017 Contest.