Andrei Urgant commented on the calls of Orthodox activists to revoke the citizenship of his son, TV presenter Ivan Urgant.
Let us remind you that Ivan's jokes in one of the episodes of the Evening Urgant program were not to the liking of Orthodox activists. Members of the Sorok Sorokov movement created a petition on the Internet calling for the deprivation of the star of the First Channel of Russian citizenship:
Orthodox wished Ivan Urgant "get cancer"
Ivan himself has not yet spoken out about the scandalous situation. The workers of the First are also silent about this. “We do not give comments,” the channel's press service told us.
However, some famous personalities decided to support Urgant. A friend of the TV presenter Vladimir Pozner is sure that because of such an absurdity, Ivan should not be deprived of his citizenship. Actor Ivan Okhlobystin expressed a version that his namesake is simply not strong in religious matters, and therefore made a mistake.
Our correspondents phoned the father of the TV presenter, actor Andrei Urgant. It turned out that the artist did not even watch that ill-fated release of his son's program.
“Fortunately or unfortunately, this is the first time I hear about this situation from you,” said 63-year-old Andrey Lvovich. - I do not care what the activists think, and therefore I have nothing to do with it. If these people believe that they are competent to revoke the citizenship of the artist, then I do not know what is happening in this country at all! By the way, several years ago similar organizations in Ukraine offered the one who would cut off Ivan's head ten thousand dollars (then Urgant joked in the Smak program that he chopped up the greens, “like a red commissar of the inhabitants of a Ukrainian village” - ed.). Now activists are proposing to deprive him of his citizenship. And tomorrow someone else will offer something.
The TV presenter himself is experimenting with his appearance. Recently, Ivan Urgant posted a photo in which he is depicted as almost bald. "Ivan Toropyzhkin went to work," the star of the First Channel ironically signed the picture.