New Video: Annie

Everyone has been throwing shade at Russia during the winter games, but will it make any difference to the anti-gay propaganda laws? It’s unlikely, but that hasn’t stopped Norwegian singer-songwriter Annie getting involved and releasing an anti-Putin/pro-gay rights anthem titled Russian Kiss. She teamed up with visual artist Bjarne Melgaard to create this ever so slightly tongue-in-cheek (excuse the pun) video. I have a lot of opinions about this, and Russian policy which I won’t get into right now, but my hope is that once the hype has moved away from Sochi, people won’t forget what’s still going on, not just in Russia, but in many parts of the world where homosexuality is criminalised, socially and politically. Kind of makes music videos and Google doodles feel slightly redundant.

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