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Bloodhound Gang booted from Russia concert over flag stunt

MOSCOW (AP) — The American rock group Bloodhound Gang was kicked out of a Russian music festival and pelted with eggs after it emerged that its bass player had shoved a Russian flag down his pants at a recent concert in Ukraine.

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Videos posted online of Wednesday's concert in the Ukrainian city of Odessa show bass player Jared Hasselhoff pushing the Russian white, blue and red flag down the front of his pants and pulling it out the back. He then shouted to the audience: "Don't tell Putin," a reference to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Maria Minina, a spokeswoman for the festival in southern Russia, said Saturday that the band's headlining performance the previous evening had been canceled because of the incident, which had outraged the Russian government.

The American band is known for its sexually explicit songs, including "The Bad Touch," with its unforgettable lyrics: "You and me, baby, ain't nothin' but mammals, so let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel."

Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky tweeted Friday night that he had spoken with officials in the southern Krasnodar region, known as Kuban. "Bloodhound Gang is packing its bags," he said in the Twitter post. "These idiots will not perform in Kuban."

Members of a pro-Kremlin youth group threw eggs and tomatoes at the band members' vehicle as they drove to the airport Saturday in the city of Anapa, the local Yuga.ru news portal reported.

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149Comments
Jul 17, 2014 6:49PM
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Putin the thug lets airliners get shot down now. see you in hell fella
Aug 5, 2013 12:46AM
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Sorry, I meant "became" not "came" that way...
Aug 5, 2013 12:45AM
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It's just a band, not America fortunately. It's really quite interesting how that band came that way however, which I'll not go into.

Aug 4, 2013 10:32PM
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Give those commies hell, The Bloodhound Gang rocks, Foxtrot and Hooray Boobies are fun songs!
Aug 4, 2013 9:12PM
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Good for you Russia.  To bad the US doesn't have the balls to shut down some of these scum. 
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