Steven Seagal Puts on Concert in Crimea for Pro-Russian Separatists

Steven Seagal really, really loves Vladimir Putin. He said as much in an interview a few months ago, praising Putin as a great leader and saying he’s like a brother. So, of course, he played a concert for pro-Russian separatists in Crimea.

Wait, what?

Yes, this thing you never thought you’d ever read about is actually happening. Here’s the second sentence of The Guardian‘s report on this bizarre event, presented without comment: “Seagal and his blues band played on Saturday at a bikers’ show held in the city of Sevastopol, home to Russia’s Black Sea fleet.”

One Russian news agency said Seagal did the concert because he believes in the unifying power of music. Oh, and at one point he was wearing a Putin t-shirt.

It’s worth noting that Seagal was set to perform at an Estonian music festival with his blues band last month (again, a sentence you never thought you’d ever read, right?), but the performance was pulled because of his vocal support of Putin’s attempt to annex Crimea. (Also, it was right after MH17 crashed, so, you know, not the best time to be expressing sympathy for Putin.)

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