Kristina Rihanoff, who is a former Strictly Come Dancing star, has apologised for an ‘immoral’ tweet she shared about the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
The Russian dancer, who is based in the UK, reportedly took to Twitter and reposted a cartoon of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, President Joe Biden, and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, standing over a number of dead bodies covered in blood.
The image featured a speech bubble reading: “Russian man bad.”
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To many, this appeared to imply that the current conflict is being entirely blamed on Russian President Vladimir Putin – when these leaders should also be categorised as ‘guilty’.
Alongside the cartoon, Rihanoff commented: “Don’t even have to say anything – pure genius.”
Later on, she tweeted: “I made fun of the Eurovision tweet by Sky. I did think there was far more important information that day than Eurovision.”
The 44-year-old went on to add that this wasn’t her ‘form’ of supporting what’s happening between Russia and Ukraine.
She continued: “I’m not into politics and hate politicians. They all lie, Seeing the news is breaking my heart as I have Russian friends who live in Ukraine and vice versa.
“I’m not supporting Putin, War, invasion, lost lives and politics. I hate it as much as a human being possibly can. If I offended anyone it wasn’t my intention and I’m deeply sorry.”
Upon seeing the image, social media users were quick to blast her over the ‘insensitive’ tweet, with many insisting that they would unfollow her.
“Kristina’s comments and justification of killing innocent people including children in Ukraine is disgusting and immoral,” one Twitter user wrote. “To live here in the UK and support such a despicable regime is a disgrace! I hope all association with her is ceased by customers and employees.”
Another fumed: “This is vile! What about all the families and friends that are losing their lives in Ukraine?”
“I don’t know who asked for her opinion. Not content with all the havoc before. I don’t need to hear from you,” a third added.
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