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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Losers! Armenia TV censors president-related joke at Tashir 2011 pop music ceremony from Moscow

This was such a blatant censorship by Armenia TV that even Soviet-style apparatchiks would feel uncomfortable about. At least Soviet era communists were employing more sophisticated methods. They interrupted live coverage of humorist Garik Martirosyan's joke re Armenia president Serj Sargsyan during Tashir 2011 Armenian pop music ceremony from Moscow, by replacing it with the sketch of own production.

Immediately, @ArmComedy and myself @unzippedblog started commenting on Twitter and using hashtag #fail in relation to Armenia TV.

Around 30 mins later, they realised what a ridiculous thing they have done, and Garik went to the stage and repeated his joke. I am so not buying that Garik's joke was censored due to "technical glitch", as was announced during the ceremony. It was because Armenia TV got scared, and decided not to 'risk', just in case. At the end, as expected, the joke was anything but 'dangerous' for Armenian president.

Armenia TV made a laughing stock out of itself. There is one word for such people. Losers!

P.S. I am not going to comment here about the ceremony itself. Suffice to say, if not for Lara Fabian, I should have demanded an apartment in Yerevan as a compensation for wasted hours and serious attack of tastelessness.

9 comments:

blansh said...

Շուտվանից քեզ մոտ չէի եղել: Կարդացի-կարդացի-կարդացի, սաղ-սաղ:Ճ

Սոռռի ֆոռ մայ ինգլիշ, խեպպի բյորզդեյ,պուշ տը պատն:ՃՃՃ

Չգիտեմ էդ ինչ տաշիր պիցայա եթերում ու էդ ինչեր եք նայում դու ու ԱրմԿոմեդին, բայց... ներվայնանանալ պետք չի, լավ? Դու մեզ պետք ես!

xxx (քոփի-փեյսթի մասնագետ)

artmika said...

Blansh jan spanecir :))) sirum em shat!!! Qez iharke xxx

Anonymous said...

So.... what was the joke?

Ruz said...

nothing worth to be cut :)))

I donno what was happening in the backstage actually but Garik did it well. MOLODEC !

artmika said...

Here are few links to add to the story and its follow-up.

More detailed description of the incident itself and the joke (RU)
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Առասպել «թագավոր տղերքի» մասին (AM) by Hetq editor Edik Baghdasaryan
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There is also Facebook group set up (at the time of writing unaccessible) calling Armenian pop stars to donate received (during Tashir 2011) as a "gift" or "prize" apartments in Yerevan to homeless families.

fouss said...

Unzipped jan, I usually read with pleasure your comments and posts ! I am Belgian, my late husband was Armenian, so part of my heart belongs to Armenia now. And I keep myself updated to what is happening to my daughter's country ! I did not know what this Tashir bullsh*t was about and it took me about 2 minutes to find out ! Thanks, but no thanks !!!!How much I wish I could understand Armenian and Russian !!! Keep the good work up dear Unzipped !

artmika said...

Many thanks for reading my blog, and for compliments and encouragements!!

artmika said...

...And here is what Armenian pop 'stars' had to say (AM). No surprises here. Cheap and arrogant.

Երգչուհի Նունե Եսայան. Ժողովուրդը հարամ է անում մեր ստացած նվերը

Շուշան Պետրոսյան. Հանրությունն իրավունք չունի մատնանշել աստղերին ինչպես վարվել ստացած նվերների հետ

artmika said...

P.S. It's not the fact that they got presents, it's the way it was presented, and the way they now respond. Crying arrogance.