Ivan Organetto: Ekaterina Chesnokova / RIA Novosti
The Orthodox public movement “forty times Forty” demanded to revoke the citizenship of presenter Ivan Urgant for jokes about Christianity, raised in the air show “Evening Urgant” on 7 January. The petition authored by the organization appeared on CitizenGo.
Participants in the movement angered shown in the first issue of collage that illustrated the birth of American actor Nicolas cage. He was depicted in the cradle surrounded by sheep and Directors Nikita Mikhalkov, Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg. The authors of the petition thought it was a parody of the icon of the Nativity of Jesus Christ.
The program began French actor Gerard Depardieu and Russian rapper Jesus. Activists said that Depardieu has compared Christ with a pig, saying that during its preparation “brings it”, but not on the cross, and on the dish. They also felt that Jesus promoted a destructive lifestyle.
According to the authors of the petition, Urgant and his guests mocked Jesus Christ and the Christian tradition to insult the feelings of believers. They called this behavior the host is invalid and demanded that the First channel to remove the “Evening Urgant” with broadcasting, and to punish the editors and employees of the channel made the broadcast. The authors also demanded an apology from them.
In addition, the activists called upon to make the Constitution the prohibition of dual citizenship. They stated that Urgant and other people with foreign passport, it is necessary to deprive the Russian citizenship.
In June 2018, the media appeared information that Urgant received Israeli citizenship. The broadcaster said he was not going to leave Russia.
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