It's A Shame That These Super Catchy Pop Songs Are Actually Russian Propaganda
22 May 2017, 10:50 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:26
In Soviet Russia, protestors get protested against. YouTube viewers have not reacted warmly to these newly uploaded blatantly propagandistic pop bops
Hey there fellow teens, it's me, Mr ... uh ... Nitup. Yes, Mr Nitup. I know that pop music is cool, but do ya know what's even more cool? That's right! Loving and respecting the leadership of the noble and beautiful Russian Federation! That's why we've whipped up this pretty sick music video; all about fun and dancing and how protesting the Russia leadership is lame and should be stopped immediately.
Yes, it seems that Russian authorities have now found a new approach to appealing to rowdy millennials; making pop music. A new catchy pop song from singer Alisa Vox has emerged online, which just happens to include lyrics that disparage protestors and encourage young people to toe the line and not speak out against the government.
Take a look at the video and then we'll tell you what exactly it's saying:
According to the BBC, the song advises that: “it’s never too late to learn from your mistakes… If you heart wants change, kid, then start with yourself.” Alisa also mocks the 'teen' in the video for making a protest sign that has “no fewer than four spelling mistakes,” Your reward for not protesting? According to the song it's “freedom, money and girls—even power.” We don't really understand how choosing not to protest the government leads to 'freedom' but hey, maybe things are different in Russia.
How is YouTube reacting to this pop-aganda? Not well: