The High Council of Ossetians is ready to sue because of the joke about Ossetian pies, which sounded during the performance of comedian Alexander Ni and comedian Arina Lolaeva in 2020. The head of the council Ruslan Kuchiev said “Ascent”that his claims concern the organizers of the show and the presenter.
Kuchiev noted that the Ossetian Supreme Council plans to file a complaint with the police. According to him, the joke contains signs of inciting ethnic hatred. “We do not mean to apply for her [Лолаеву] to court, and file against the organizer of the show and the presenter. Claims to her are only moral and ethical. <...> We are not the Inquisition and we are not going to punish anyone, but we want the law to be observed in the country, ”he said.
The head of the council added that representatives of the organization talked to the comedian’s grandmother, for whom the situation was a shock. Kuchiev added that he did not watch the last video with the girl’s apology to the residents of the Russian region, but expressed the hope that Lolaeva decided to sincerely apologize for her performance.
The joke sounded during the performance of Alexander Ni and Lolaeva at Roast Battle-2020. Neither compared the genitals of the comedian with an Ossetian pie. After the video was distributed on social networks, both comedians apologized for the joke. Lolaeva recorded two videos of remorse. After numerous complaints, the scandalous performance was blocked on YouTube.
Earlier, the reason for the trial was a joke and stand-up comedian Idrak Mirzalizade about Russians. At the end of August, the Ministry of Internal Affairs recognized his presence in Russia as undesirable for life. Later, the artist demanded to appeal this decision, after which the court ordered the Ministry of Internal Affairs to change the period of undesirability.