Thursday, January 31, 2013

How intense the arts are in other countries

Can we talk about Russia and India for a second?

First, Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet got acid thrown on his face because of infighting in the company. A masked man, presumably from the ballet company, came up to him and threw acid on his face because of disagreements over Filin's direction of the Bolshoi. Now one of Bolshoi's top ballerinas, Svetlana Lunkina has fled to Canada because her husband has received threats while working on a film about a previous ballet star. I've been reading all of this craziness and just can't believe it!
Apparently putting glass in dancer's shoes and setting alarms to go off during their performances is old hat in Russian ballet...

Second, Pakistan and India are having a war of words over the protection of my bestie, Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood megastar. Khan has been reported as saying he's sort of held up as an example of an Indian Muslim not being treated well, which he says is not true. Pakistan meanwhile's all like "Hey India! Why don't you make sure Mr. Khan feels safe!" and India's all "Mind your own business Pakistan, he's doing just fine here." and SRK's all "Settle down guys! I like being Indian, and I'm not moving to Pakistan, but I would appreciate it a bunch if America would stop detaining me at their airports because my last name is the "Smith" of the Muslim world/I'm one of the most recognized people in the world, why can't they just Google me?!"
Bahaha, can you imagine if Canada was like "Hey America! We want Nathan Fillion back! Ya'll aren't treating him right eh" and America was like "Buzz off, he likes us better, so there!" and Nathan Fillion just kind of stood there with one eyebrow raised. Classic Fillion. 

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