In one of the recent broadcasts of Vladimir Solovyov's program on the Rossiya 1 TV channel, RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan criticized Maxim Galkin. After the start of a special operation in Ukraine, the TV presenter, together with his wife Alla Pugacheva and children, left Russia and is now publishing videos on his social networks in which he expresses disagreement with the policy of the Russian authorities. In the Solovyov program, Simonyan stated that the marriage of Galkin and Pugacheva was concluded for “a diversion, for personal enrichment and for a career path” and that the TV presenter is a homosexual.
Yesterday, Philip Kirkorov published an open appeal to Margarita Simonyan on his social networks.
“Dear friends, my followers. Increasingly, I pay attention to the growing internal aggression towards each other, - says the singer. - Just think about it. After all, this is just what our Western, so to speak, partners want - to kindle internal strife. (...) When I see the stigmatization of people who do not agree with everything, I bully people with an alternative point of view, people with other views, who are simply frightened, it becomes bitter. You witch hunters only make the inner rift worse. Public people are now obliged to unite, rally people, call for the joint overcoming of all adversity. And you start to rot. And who will turn to you after that? With these methods you become like those with whom you are fighting. Margarita Simonyan, in one of the television shows, spoke very impartially about my colleagues - Maxim Galkin and Alla Pugacheva. For what? Did you hold a candle near them to publicly vilify a man and his family? How should the children of Alla and Maxim look at you? How are they supposed to look at their homeland, in which they shout this frantically at their parents? How dare you publicly humiliate people? Who gave you the right? You are the chief editor of our country's mouthpiece. You have no right to sow discord. You are a journalist, you are not a pahable grandmother in the bazaar, scattering the impurities of rumors and gossip. I live by the principle: "Do as you want to be treated." I'm not sure now that there won't be people who want to dig and throw your dirty laundry on public court. And everyone has sins. We are not saints. And if every person in our country thinks about it, then it will become even a little easier for us to live. For all those who gloat: you must regret that now, under your oppression, stigma, and hatred spirit, great professionals are leaving. And instead of creating conditions for a reverse flow, you make life difficult for them and for yourself. Covid-19 has taught us that only together, only together we can overcome everything. Stop cutting off pieces from our society. Only one skeleton will remain, on which they will dance with pleasure".