Why Pussy Riot is Wrong

Pussy Riot, the all-female punk band, storms a cathedral in Moscow and starts jumping up and down and screaming lyrics on the altar, and apparently, that’s totally okay?! Here, in American, the supposed “land of the free,” we have a problem with it too. It’s rude, disrespectful and not the venue at all. Imagine if someone came into your church, synagogue or mosque and did the same thing? It’s plain wrong.

For any of you who think I’m wrong, watch this video of Pussy Riot storming the cathedral.

And, of course, like clockwork, Putin gets the rap for the band’s terrible decision. And to add to that, stars like Madonna, Green Day, Bjork and Red Hot Chili Peppers are supporting Pussy Riot. What the f**k do they know about Russian politics? I bet Billie Joe didn’t even know who Putin was until this song. I have to say, I’m disgusted and disappointed. I really like Green Day. I listen to their music, but now I think of them in a totally different light.

I’m even more disgusted by MTV supporting Pussy Riot. Let’s see, MTV #1) doesn’t play music anymore #2) has no effing clue about Russian politics. The closest they’ve come to anything Russian was that Russian lesbian duo singing “All The Things She Said” at the MTV Music Awards.

This is the typical Western media approach. And it’s sad. Haven’t we moved past the Soviet era? I know I have. And now MTV is showing young people to fear and hate Russia again? They should stick to what they know best: airing reruns of “Teen Mom.”

Okay, now that I’ve taken a deep breath. I do want to say, YES, a two-year sentence to a Russian penal colony a.k.a Siberian hell is wrong. By my standards, they should’ve gotten a couple weeks in jail. But that doesn’t erase Pussy Riot’s classless and terrible decision.

I rest my case.