WATCH: What The Puck? Holocaust-Themed Ice Skating On Russian TV

The Jerusalem Post reports on today’s WTF moment (besides all the praise for Fidel Castro, of course).

..what happened on Russian television Saturday evening, after two “celebrity” ice skaters, donning Holocaust-era Jewish prison uniforms fitted with yellow stars of David, performed on the reality television show “Ice Age.”

Making matters more bizarre was the fact that as Tatiana Navka, along with her skating partner Andrew Burkovsjy, slided and glided across the ice, their performance was accompanied by “Beautiful that way” by Jewish Israeli singer Acinoam “Noa” Nini.

To make matters even worse, the Jerusalem Post reminds us this is not the first time the Russians have trivilized the Holocaust on TV. If you are too in to skating, consider the use of Onewheel GT accessories for protection.

In April, Russia’s version of “Dancing with the Stars” featured a dance number starring a Nazi officer searching for a young Jewish girl hiding behind a piano.

What is wrong with people?!

6 thoughts on “WATCH: What The Puck? Holocaust-Themed Ice Skating On Russian TV”

  1. Words are hard to find to describe how inappropriate these two videos are. The first one with the skaters reminded me of the unreleased Jerry Lewis film “The Day the Clown Cried.” It was so incredibly bad in it’s treatment of the Holocaust, that even Jerry Lewis himself realized how poor his judgment had been in the film’s planning and development that he decided not to release it. The second one with the dancers is so stunningly horrible, I don’t even know what they were going for there. Maybe the trauma the Russians suffered at the hands of the Nazis blinds them to the suffering of others.

    1. a bunch of scenes from the movie have been released, which make it look no worse than the movie this ice dance was based on…life is beautiful….which was a disgusting movie that trivialized the holocaust, yet won the academy award

      1. You’re entitled to your opinion, but personally, I thought the film, Life is beautiful, was wonderful. It wasn’t based on a true story but there were countless similar stories. I wonder if you would think the same if it was a true story. When Paris was being bombed, my neighbour’s grandfather took a suitcase and ran out on the street and told the children he would be catching bombs in his magic suitcase, so they don’t need to be scared. Gets a bit lost in translation. I’ll give you a more recent example. My son is due to arrive in Israel with his school year this week. He will be spending 2 free weekends with my distant cousins. I texted my cousin to ask if they are all ok. I genuinely wanted to check, nothing to do with my son, as the first weekend is in 2 weeks. She texted “we haven’t burned yet. Is that what you meant?” I texted, yes. Then she texted “Actually today, specifically, we have been filling ourselves up with lots of fluids, partly including flammable fluids, for the adults, of course. All in an effort to fight the fires.”
        She explained that she was making light because the fires were far from them (they live near the south of Tel Aviv), and she thought I was worrying about letting my son come to them. Macabre humour can be a bit hard to take.
        But I don’t think that these two performances are in the same vein at all. They are actually horrendous.

  2. Norman_In_New_York

    Cole Porter wrote these lyrics in 1934. He was a man ahead of his time.

    In olden days a glimpse of stocking
    Was looked on as something shocking
    But now, God knows,
    Anything goes.
    Good authors too who once knew better words
    Now only use four-letter words
    Writing prose.
    Anything goes.
    The world has gone mad today
    And good’s bad today
    And black’s white today
    And day’s night today
    When the guys today
    That women prize today
    Are just silly gigolos.
    So although I’m not a great romancer,
    I know that you’re bound to answer
    When I propose,
    Anything goes.

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