Warning: Video content below is explicit.
It seems there's no love lost between Russia and the Bloodhound Gang. After a video of bassist Jared Hasselhoff desecrating a Russian flag went viral, the U.S. band was banned from a Russian music festival and deported. Only days after that incident, another video surfaced of Hasselhoff urinating on a Ukrainian flag.
On Aug. 5, the Ukranian government and Kiev police began looking into the incident, captured on video at a July 30 performance of the Bloodhound Gang, known for their satirical lyrics. According to the Independent, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry called the flag stunt "unacceptable." The band may face criminal charges; according to Agence-France Presse, desecrating the Ukranian flag carries a punishment of up to three years in jail.
Prior to the discovery of this video, the band had been banned from performing at a music festival in Russia after another video surfaced of Hasselhoff stuffing a Russian flag into his pants and then pulling it out from his rear-end at a show in Odessa, Ukraine, on July 31.
According to a report by Russian government-owned RIA Novosti, authorities cancelled a performance of the Bloodhound Gang at the Kubana music festival in the Krasnodar Krai region of southern Russia after the video of Hasselhoff desecrating the Russian flag went viral. The band were later deported.
"The Bloodhound Gang rockers are packing their bags. These idiots will not perform in Kuban," said Russian culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky on Twitter Friday after the incident.
Another video from the band's July 30 performance in Kiev, Ukraine, shows the Bloodhound Gang’s lead singer, Jimmy Pop, leading the crowd in a vulgar chant of “F--k Russia!”
The band was allegedly attacked by Russian nationalists as they were being deported, according to NBC News.
While band member Hasselhoff apologized for the incident, the Russian government is still looking into pressing criminal charges.
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