Photo: xenia_sobchak / Instagram
German automaker Audi has terminated the contract with the Russian TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak due to her statements about blacks in social media. It is reported TASS with reference to the Agency DPA.
“Audi strongly rejects all forms of racism and discrimination, as it is incompatible with our corporate culture,” the company said, noting that immediately give up cooperation with Sobchak.
It is clarified that the reason was the critical statements of the presenter about the protests of the movement Black Lives Matter (“black Lives matter”). According to the Agency, Audi worked with Sobchak for about eight years.
Earlier in June, the journalist on his page on Instagram published a humorous video in support of the Americans that came to the protests after the death of George Floyd, with the song “Kill the nigger” group “Forbidden drummers”. “Minneapolis, I’m with you. To watch with sound”, — was stated in the caption to the video. Currently post has been deleted from the page.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) — the movement in the United States, which supports the protests with the same slogan. The participants need systemic change to combat racism. In addition, activists in favor of reducing spending on police and increase funding for areas dominated by racial minorities.
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