Top 20 Most Cringeworthy Zelensky PR Moments
BALKANS AND EASTERN EUROPE, 16 Jan 2023
14 Jan 2023 –The US empire’s proxy war in Ukraine has had many jaw-dropping instances of imperialist sociopathy, propagandistic audacity and brazen journalistic malpractice that we’ve discussed in this space many times, but one of the most cringeworthy and degrading aspects of the globe-spanning narrative control campaign surrounding this war has been the way the nation’s president Volodymyr Zelensky has been turned into an ever-present corporate mascot for the most aggressive ad campaign ever devised. The way the most powerful institutions in the western world have been throwing their puppet in everyone’s face to sell the empire’s proxy warfare puts Ronald McDonald to shame.
Here are 20 of the cringiest moments of establishment PR using Zelensky to market the McProxy War to the western world, in no particular order.
1. A House Republican introducing a bill to place a bust of Zelensky in the US Capitol building
House Republican Introduces Resolution to Place Bust of Zelensky in the Capitol
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and other conservative GOP members blasted the idea
by Dave DeCamp@DecampDave @RepMTG @RepThomasMassie #Zelensky #Zelenskyy #Ukraine https://t.co/E62LAoSOdK pic.twitter.com/7kF0keUkWl
— Antiwar.com (@Antiwarcom) January 12, 2023
Antiwar’s Dave DeCamp writes:
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced a bill this week that would place a bust of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the House wing of the US Capitol building, an idea that was strongly criticized by more conservative GOP members.
2. The fake Hollywood action hero-sounding “I need ammunition, not a ride” quote
The only source for the quote was a single unnamed US government official, yet numerous mainstream media outlets reported it as fact instead of ignoring it for the baseless nonsense that it plainly was, and now it’s part of the official narrative.
It was clear Ukraine was going to be the phoniest, most PR-intensive proxy war of all time when the entire mainstream press started baselessly ascribing a Hollywood action hero-sounding quote to Zelensky that he never actually said. pic.twitter.com/r6Ubq38SEf
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) December 2, 2022
3. The Vogue cover shoot
wartime vogue photo shoots. very serious. let’s keep sending ukraine weekly billion dollar aid packages to protect “democracy.” don’t question it. pic.twitter.com/MXVaW16K0y
— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) July 26, 2022
5. Time Magazine Person of the Year
— TIME (@TIME) December 7, 2022
6. Star Wars: Attack of the Drones
The Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has joined President Zelensky to raise money for drones to fight Russia, which the actor compared to the “evil empire” from the films https://t.co/OZKUHwcf9S
— The Times and The Sunday Times (@thetimes) September 30, 2022
7. Zelensky giving a speech at the Golden Globes
I addressed the participants of the 80th @goldenglobes Awards. This award was born at a special time. WWII was not over yet, but the tide was turned – all knew who would win.
It is now 2023. The war in 🇺🇦 is not over yet but the tide is turning & it is already clear who will win. pic.twitter.com/u7pHr0u0lq
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) January 11, 2023
8. Zelensky giving a speech for the Grammys
Tags: Anglo America, Corruption, Hegemony, Imperialism, Official Lies and Narratives, Pentagon, Propaganda, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Warfare
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