The opera of Paris drops the "bad boy of ballet", Sergei Polunin, after he has rejected gay dancers and said that women took male roles because you do not shoot them & # 39;
- Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin has been withdrawn from Swan Lake
- The ballet dancer posted an inflammatory Instagram attack on homosexual dancers
- The Paris Opera confirmed Monday that they had withdrawn the invitation from Polunin
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Sergei Polunin wrote an inflammatory Instagram post last month
The Paris Opera Ballet has dropped the controversial Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin from a production of Swan Lake & # 39; after making a homophobic and sexist rant on social media.
The mercurial "bad boy of ballet", which was compared with Rudolf Nureyev earlier in his career, threw gay opponents in an Instagram post last month in which he encouraged male ballet dancers to "man-up & # 39; to become.
"Man (sic) must be a man and a woman should be a woman, that is why you have balls", wrote the dancer, who took Russian nationality in November and is an avid fan of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
& # 39; Females are trying to take on the male role because you're not f ** ke and because you're a shame, the 29-year-old said, referring to gay dancers.
They need a good punch & # 39 ;, continued Polunin. & # 39; Man (sic) are wolves, are lions. Man is the leader of the family. & # 39;
The Paris Opera confirmed to AFP Monday that they had withdrawn their invitation to him next month to play the leading role in Swan Lake & # 39 ;, a production in which the prince is supposed to be oppressed as a homosexual.
A leading Parisian dancer, Adrien Couvez, previously had Polunin & # 39; shyness & # 39; called.
In the post he threw down male ballet dancers and told them to 'man-up & # 39; to be while referring to gay dancers
The heavily tattooed dancer is best known outside the ballet world because he is the star of a video for the hit & # 39; Take Me to Church & # 39; from the Irish Hozier hit 2015. The clip, directed by artist David LaChapelle, went viral fast.
Ironically, the song is an attack on the anti-homosexual attitude of the Catholic Church, and the original video had a gay couple that was hunted by civilian guards.
The dancer, who has a huge tattoo of Putin on his chest, had previously stated that the Russian strong man should lead the world.
I will pray for it because it would be the ultimate victory over evil. I believe that this will be the future and my energy will help him with that. & # 39;
The artistic director of Paris Opera Ballet, Aurelie Dupont, wrote to dancers during the weekend about her decision to drop him. He called him a talented artist & # 39; but said that his public statements were not consistent with the values of the company.
The Paris Opera announced that she would remove Polunin's invitation to dance later in the month
On Friday, Polunin used his Instagram account to attack overweight people and said: "Let's hit fat people when you see them. It will help them and encourage them to lose some fat. No respect for laziness! & # 39;
Later he took over the position, but not before the most important dancer in Paris, the Argentinian Ludmila Palgliero, had responded with a caustic remark: & # 39; You do not have to attract an extra little or Mr. Polunin will not be happy! He must be ashamed! & # 39;
Polunin, born in Kherson near Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, is considered one of the most talented dancers of his generation.
He is also an actor and plays subordinate parties in a number of films, including Red Sparrow & # 39; and the most recent & # 39; Murder on the Orient Express & # 39 ;.
He made history when he was the youngest dancers ever at the age of 19 at the Royal Ballet in London.
Polunin will appear in & # 39; Raymonda & # 39; in the Bavarian state Ballet in Munich.
Polunin is a Ukrainian-born dancer who is a vocal supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin