August 5, 2013
American rock group Bloodhound Gang got kicked out of a Russian music festival and pelted with eggs after its bass player shoved a Russian flag down his pants. Russian prosecutors are considering opening a criminal case.
Videos of the concert showed bass player Jared Hasselhoff pushing the Russian white, blue and red flag down the front of his pants and pulling it out the back.
He then shouted to the audience: ”Don’t tell Putin.”
The band is known for its sexually explicit songs, including “The Bad Touch,” which included the now-famous lyrics: “You and me, baby, ain’t nothin’ but mammals, so let’s do it like they do on the Discovery Channel.”
Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky tweeted: “Bloodhound Gang is packing its bags. These idiots will not perform in Kuban.”
Hasselhoff was also questioned by police. He apologized at a news conference and said he meant no offense. He explained that it was a band tradition for everything thrown from the stage first to be passed through his pants. He decided to throw the flag because some fans were disturbed to see it hanging on the stage.