YouTube bans duo who pranked Bush Junior — Analysis
Following a shocking interview with George W Bush about Russian political pranksters Lexus, Vovan and Lexus were removed from YouTube
YouTube permanently removed Vovan and Lexus’ channel, Russian pranksters, they announced Thursday after releasing a shocking interview last month with George W Bush.
They are real names of Vladimir Kuznetsov (Vovan), and Alexei Stolyarov(Lexus). The jokesters claim that it is not the first time they have had their channel deleted. YouTube does not give a reason.
“Today, YouTube once again removed our Vovan & Lexus backup channel. Apparently, this time our videos did not please the departments overseas, because they hit their image hard,”The pranksters laughed.
This time it was the tricksters’ secondary channel that got taken down after having been up for only about a month. Vovan thinks that their most recent interview with George W. Bush (ex-US president) might be the cause of the channel’s demise. This interview had gained a lot popularity among English-speaking viewers before it was taken down.
“Once again, YouTube makes you think that a ‘free’ site is not so free at all,”They also noted that the authorities of both the UK and US were being consulted. “trying to clean up traces of their criminal words”They have spread quickly to the web.
“They won’t be able to delete the whole internet,”The pranksters were not pleased.
The latest video is available online on social media. Bush Junior (the US president from 2001 to 2009) is fooled into thinking he’s speaking with Volodymyr Zelensky. He makes several shocking statements about a variety of pressing issues.
The former president told the fake ‘Zelensky’ that Ukraine’s mission is to “destroy as many Russian troops as you can” and suggested that a military victory over Russia would see many of Ukraine’s issues “go off the table.”
He said that while he was in office, he also realized that “felt that Ukraine needed to be in the EU and NATO”While Russia remains at the edge of the military bloc’s military bloc, it is able to add that Russia has been “doesn’t really matter”Russia received the NATO expansion promise.
He also gave some tips to the former President ‘problematic’ former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, and confirmed his administration’s work in creating the network of Pentagon-funded biolabs dotting Ukraine
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova has commented on the removal of the Vovan and Lexus’ channel, stating that it was a shame that the channel was deleted just days before the release of her interview with the duo.
Vovan and Lexus’ main channel was banned back in March following a request from the UK government after the pranksters recorded trick interviews with Britain’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Home Secretary Priti Patel.
Wallace almost admitted to the UK that it would support Kiev’s military nuclear program restart, and Patel said that Russian leaders were involved. “barbarians”He promised the Home Office that it would increase its surveillance of Russian citizens in the UK.
Vovan and Lexus are known for pranking public figures and celebrities, such as Justin Trudeau in Canada and Recep Tayyip Erdan Erdogan in Turkey. They deny being agents for their government.
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