Russia is experiencing an intense public backlash as word spreads of a celebrity Moscow nightclub night that featured almost naked stars. Reports of the party, which was held at James’ Club on June 27th, has sparked outrage among members of the public, who are questioning the morality of those who attended.
The virtual shock wave of negative sentiment has been reverberating since the news first surfaced in Russian media outlets. The party, which was billed as a “corporate event for VIPs,” was attended by local celebrities. According to reports, the women who were in attendance were virtually naked and covered in glitter and body paint, with only their most intimate areas covered.
The news of the party has been met with disdain from the general public. Many people are expressing their feelings of moral outrage, pointing out that this kind of decadent behavior is a slap in the face to all of the hard-working Russians who struggle to make ends meet. Furthermore, the party has been seen as an example of the kind of excess and elitism that is increasingly dominating the Moscow night scene.
The controversy, however, has been met with a chorus of shocked and embarrassed silence from those who attended the party. None of the celebrities involved have spoken up to make any kind of statement or explanation. Nonetheless, the public reaction to the news of the party shows that many Russians are feeling morally offended by it. It remains to be seen what, if any, consequences those involved will face in the near future.