The US rockers are in escalating trouble after the bassist stuffed a Russian flag down his trousers during a festival appearance.
Bloodhound Gang have been banned from a Ukrainian festival after a video of one of their rebellious onstage incidents circulated. The clip shows bassist Jared Hasselhoff stuff a Russian flag down his trousers then reach through to pull it out from the back after instructing "Don't Tell Putin" to the audibly excited crowd who collectively cheered after the controversial stunt.
Bassist Jared Hasselhoff Enraged The Russian Federation By Disrespecting The Country's Flag.
The band, known for their song 'The Bad Touch,' have experienced a backlash from Russian authorities after last week's (31st July) performance in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, with Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky describing the band as "idiots" and said they were "packing their suitcases," according to BBC News. "I spoke to the Krasnodar region authorities. Bloodhound Gang is packing their suitcases," Mr Medinsky said on Twitter. "These idiots will not perform in Kuban."
The American band won't be hearing the end of bassist 'Evil' Jared Hasselhoff's flag-in-pants stunt for a while, but hey at least people still remember who they are
The American rock group The Bloodhound Gang are the subject of a Russian criminal case after one of its members shoved the flag of the Russian Federation down his trousers during a show in Ukraine. Bassist 'Evil' Jared Hasselhoff was caught on film during the show sticking the flag down his pants before pulling them out of the other side, after which he wiped it around his groin and then threw the flag into the crowd. Naturally, Russian authorities are pissed, and they want Hasselhoff and the rest of the band to face the repercussions of his actions.
'Evil' Jared Hasselhoff - Flossing without a license in Russia
The state-run new agency RIA Novosti first reported that Russian authorities are seeking legal action against the band, with CNN later confirming the news for Western readers. The recording of Wednesday's (31 July) show in Odessa went viral soon after the performance and eventually made it's way into Russian cyberspace, where officials found it particularly offensive and took immediate action against the band, banning them from attending their weekend performance at Kubana Festival and blacklisting the band from ever performing in the country again. Now it seems that this wasn't enough as politicians look to take the case even further as they attempt to make an example of the group.
This won't have a permanent effect on US/Russian relations, right?
Most of US tend to remember the Bloodhound Gang as that one-hit wonder of the early 00s, but apparently, the musicians have turned into political activists of late. In truth, the stunt, which ended up offending so many people, that it earned the band a a criminal investigation, a beating from a group of burly Russian men and even a rebuke from the U.S. ambassador to Russia, wasn’t the most elegant form of social commentary possible.
The band have never exactly been known for their subtlety.
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The bassist for the group got the whole band in a heap of trouble after stuffing the Russian flag down his pants at a show in Ukraine.
American rock group The Bloodhound Gang are in trouble with Russian authorities after one of it's members, bassist 'Evil' Jared Hasselhoff, stuffed the Russian flag down his pants and pulled it back out of the other side during a show in Odessa, Ukraine. The flossing stunt was caught on camera and soon made it's way around the rest of the former Soviet territory as well as Russia, where an angry backlash against the band has formed.
'Evil' Jared Hasselhoff - no relation to David
The bassist told the crowd "Don't tell Putin" before wiping the flag on his groin and then throwing it into the crowd. After the stunt went viral, outraged Russian officials have attempted to get to the bottom (excuse the pun) of things, with Russia's state-run RIA Novosti news agency identifying Hasselhoff as the culprit and blacklisted the band from performing in the country again.
Continue reading: Russian Flag Stunt Gets Bloodhound Gang Kicked Out Of Country [Video]
American rock group, Bloodhound Gang, were questioned by officials in Russia over an incident involving the 'defamation' of the country's flag whilst they were performing at a concert in the Ukraine. The band's bassist, Jared Hasselhoff was videoed putting the Russian flag down his trousers at a gig last Wednesday (31st July).
Bloodhound Gang, an American rock group, had eggs thrown at them and were removed from a Russian music festival. The incident occurred after footage showing the band's bass player Jared Hasselhoff shoving a Russian flag down his trousers at a recent gig in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. The bassist then removed the flag and shouted "don't tell Putin" to the audience.
Jared Hasselhoff on the Bloodhound Gang's tour bus in Berlin.
Bloodhound Gang are not known for keeping a low profile as their most famous song is 'The Bad Touch' which includes sexually explicit lyrics.