In what can only be described as the funniest incident I’ve heard this month, Belarusian authorities, apparently with the approval of President Lukaschenko, have declared German Shock Rockers Rammstein enemies of the State in an effort to ban them from performing in Minsk on March 7. Here’s a very quick paraphrase of the gist of the case from a German article on the matter:
“German rock band Rammstein would undermine ‘the order of the
Belarusian State,’ ruled the moral Authority of the totalitarian ex-Soviet republic.
Consequently, the Social Council for Morality, supported by President Alexander Lukashenko, abruptly declared the band a public enemy. This happened in regard
to a March 7th concert planned to take place in Minsk.
Rammstein’s songs were allegedly propaganda for ‘violence, masochism, homosexuality and other perversities,’ which stood in stark contrast to Belarusian values.
‘A permit for a Rammstein concert is a mistake that could cost us a dearly,’ it was ruled”
For those looking to brush up on their German, the article in its entirety can be found here:
The editors here at Random Drunken Rants would like to thank long time reader, big fan and head mascot Tina for submitting this absolute gem of a news story.
Oh world, when will you ever learn that “Rock is not the Devil’s work, it’s magical and rad”?