Russian influencer publicly backing Putin arrives in Cannes: Organizers criticized

Victoria Bonja
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One of the most famous Russian influencers, Victoria Bonja, appeared on the red carpet three days ago Cannes Film Festival although it openly supports the regime of Putin.

Although the Russians' access to the festival was limited, Bonja was still among the guests, which is why the organizers are being criticized on social networks these days.

 

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"We invite an accomplice to the regime. "Hypocrisy, nothing else," wrote a disgruntled Twitter user.

"Is it obviously okay to host people who support Putin?" Another wondered.

 

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"I do not believe that Victoria Bonja was allowed to go to Cannes. "Not only does he support the Russian government but he is also an anti-waxer."

On several occasions, Bonja openly expressed support for Putin, especially on the social network "Instagram", and even posed in a T-shirt with his face.

 

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She also recently took part in protests against Western sanctions against Russia. Victoria was filmed destroying an expensive Chanel signature purse, accusing the company of promoting Russophobia.

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"If Chanel does not respect its customers, why do we have to respect Chanel?" She said before cutting the bag with scissors.

 

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Organizers responded to reporters' questions about Bonya's arrival at the festival, saying only a few Russian anti-war media outlets had been allowed to come to Cannes, but did not mention Bonya.

After numerous criticisms for her appearance on the red carpet at Cannes, the influencer also came forward.

"Why aren't they marking me in the pictures where I play in the movie with Zelenski?" She asked.

 

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