Uzbekistan: Pop Stars Under Scrutiny for Producing Immoral, Unpatriotic Material
Lola Yuldasheva’s image appears in a mirror, her hand running sensuously along down the front of an unbuttoned, silk blouse as she serenades her singing partner, Rayhon Ganiyeva.
The erotic scene in the video for the duo’s 2015 song Konikmadim (I Haven’t Got Used To It) was such that government officials felt a need to get involved.
“How to understand the behavior of some of our singers who perform on family television and dress however they want, forgetting about the traditional national style? They sing nonsensical songs and make frivolous videos,” deputy Prime Minister Elmira Bositkhonova complained.
The large-circulation newspaper Darakchi published an irate commentary condemning what it suggested were the lesbian overtones of the video.
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