2013-12-27

The most important question - what's up with your eyebrows?

12 Ridiculous Moments From Pussy Riot's First TV Interview
Russian "It Girl" turned journalist Ksenia Sobchak asked some ... weird questions.
posted on December 26, 2013 at 7:31pm EST

Miriam Elder
BuzzFeed Staff

On Wednesday, the two newly freed members of Pussy Riot, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, gave their first joint television interview, in Russian, to Ksenia Sobchak, a socialite who joined the anti-Putin opposition when protests against Vladimir Putin broke out last year. Sobchak, whose show airs on TV Rain, an independent Russian TV channel, flew to see the women in Krasnoyarsk, where, she said, she found it "impossible to breathe."
Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were freed on Monday after serving more than half of their two year sentences in Russian prisons on charges of hooliganism for performing a "punk prayer" inside a Moscow cathedral. Sobchak, the daughter of Vladimir Putin's mentor, had some weird questions to ask. Here are the more ridiculous moments:

1. When Sobchak started her interview, with two people just released from jail, by asking: "You got out of prison famous and wealthy. So here's the question: how much is the Pussy Riot brand worth?"
Nadya answered: "I don't understand."

2. When Sobchak compared Pussy Riot to AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, who died on Monday, and said: "We can bravely say Pussy Riot is a global Russian brand."
Nadya replied: "Talking about the 'brand' really isn't interesting."

3. When Sobchak repeatedly insisted it was "not fair" that Masha flew all the way to Krasnoyarsk, in Siberia, to see Nadya, and not the other way around.
"You made a huge hellish voyage, with a connection in Moscow, to go where Nadya is. Don't you think that's not fair?," Sobchak asked. Krasnoyarsk is a 4.5 hour flight from Moscow.
"I just got on a plane and flew - it's very simple," Masha said.

4. When Sobchak asked: "Doesn't it bother you that even people who support you don't like what you did?"
"We don't do things so people will like it, we do things to make people think, and I think we more than succeeded," Masha said.

5. When Sobchak asked if they were planning a protest to disrupt the Olympics, and after they answered: "Even if we had a plan, we probably wouldn't say so," Sobchak interjected with...
"What are you scared of?"

6. When she compared the women to John Lennon and Paul McCartney and they were like what.

7. When she compared them to Destiny's Child, and they were like WHAT.

8. When Sobchak asked Nadya if she wanted to go solo: "No one remembers Destiny's Child, but everyone knows Beyonce."
Nadya answered: "I don't like empty words."

9. When Sobchak asked if it was an example of sexism that Nadya got more attention because she is "pretty and thick-lipped."
"They chose the prettiest one," Sobchak said. "Is that fair?"
"Asking provocative questions is totally unethical of you," Masha replied.
"When I was sitting in solitary in prison in Berezniki, I wasn't thinking about [beauty] ratings."

10. When Sobchak said: "I can't not ask the most important question - what's up with your eyebrows?"
Masha said: "I don't know what you mean."

11. When Sobchak asked, out of nowhere: "What's the meaning of life, in your view?"
Masha replied: "To live every day to the fullest."

12. When Sobchak ended the interview by reading to the women about Nietzsche.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/miriamelder/12-ridiculous-moments-from-pussy-riots-first-tv-interview



Après un an et demi passé derrière les barreaux, les deux Pussy Riot, Nadejda Tolokonnikova et Maria Alekhina, ont été libérées le 23 décembre. Mercredi, elles ont donné leur première interview à la télévision russe. Et contrairement à ce qu'on pouvait attendre, la journaliste n'a pas interrogé les jeunes femmes sur leurs conditions de détention mais sur leurs habitudes beauté, rapporte Buzzfeed. "Vous venez de sortir de prison riches et célèbres, donc voici ma question : combien vaut la marque Pussy Riot ?", demande d'abord Ksenia Sobchak, filleule de Vladimir Poutine et jet-setteuse reconvertie dans le journalisme. Surprise, Nadejda Tolokonnikova répond qu'elle ne comprend pas cette question. La journaliste fait alors référence à Mikhaïl Kalachnikov, l'inventeur du fusil qui porte son nom décédé le 23 décembre dernier, et renchérit : " On peut dire fièrement que les Pussy Riot est une marque russe mondialement connue. " Nadejda Tolokonnikova répond alors qu'il n'est pas très intéressant de parler de "marque". Maria Alekhina, reste quant à elle sans voix et son haussement de sourcils ne laisse aucun doute quant à son étonnement. Ksenia Sobchak demande ensuite à Nadejda Tolokonnikova si elle souhaite poursuivre son combat "en solo" en ajoutant que "personne ne se souvient des Destiny's Child mais que tout le monde connaît Beyoncé". La militante lui répond alors : " Je n'aime pas les mots vides. " L'interview devient encore plus délirante quand la journaliste demande aux deux Pussy Riot si elles pensent que les journalistes se sont davantage intéressés à Nadejda Tolokonnikova parce qu'elle était "mignonne" et avait de "belles lèvres" et d'en rajouter : "Ils choisissent les plus mignonnes. Est-ce que c'est juste ?" Stupéfaite, Maria Alekhina lui répond : "Poser des questions provocantes n'est pas éthique du tout de votre part. Quand j'étais en prison à Berezniki, je ne pensais pas aux canons de beauté." Et pour terminer cette interview en beauté Ksenia Sobchak pose une dernière question, la plus importante selon elle : "Qu'est-ce que vous faites avec vos sourcils ? (comprendre niveau épilation)". Maria Alekhina est une fois de plus effarée et hausse à nouveau les sourcils. Une interview culte que les deux féministes ne risquent pas d'oublier. 

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http://www.elle.fr/Societe/News/Quand-une-journaliste-parle-beaute-avec-les-Pussy-Riot-2649759