Ani Lorak has dropped the video for her new song and this time the controversy is not about an eyebrow-raisingly short nude corset. No, she’s grabbing headlines by giving her two cents on the crisis in Ukraine.
“Maljvi”, which translates as “flowers”, offers a stark contrast to her back catalogue of dancefloor hits. It attempts to capture the bereft feeling that mothers endure when they lose their sons in battle. Ani speaks from the heart on the issue. She lost her brother after he enlisted to fight in Afghanistan. That, she says, justifies her using footage of the Maidan tragedy in the video.
However, exercising her artistic licence to start a conversation on this issue has been met with backlash. Many politicians, and indeed some fans, have accused her of exploiting the tragedy for her own PR gains. In response, Lorak quotes Mother Teresa.
… If you are kind, people will accuse you of hiding greed under the guise of your kindness. Still remain good: it is only your relationship with God that matters.
Keeping fighting the good fight Ani. We salute you!