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Ukraine bans Steven Seagal as threat to national security

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Ukraine has banned American action movie star Steven Seagal as a national security threat, making him the latest of several cultural figures to be blacklisted.

The Ukrainian security service said it had forbidden Seagal entry to the country for five years, in a letter published by the news site Apostrophe. The service’s press secretary later confirmed the ban to other media.

The letter said such a decision is made when a person has “committed socially dangerous actions … that contradict the interests of maintaining Ukraine’s security”. The move comes after the actor received citizenship in Russia, which has backed separatists in a simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin handed Seagal a Russian passport and told him he hoped their “personal relationship will remain and continue” during a meeting in the Kremlin last year.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture...ional-security-russian-citizenship?CMP=twt_gu
 

CountAntonius

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They fucked up. They should have instead offered him a carrot as a peace offering.

Example.

You don't want him as your enemy.
 

Grizzlyjin

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BLACKLISTED. Starring Steven Seagal. Coming to Video on Demand and a Walmart $5 near you this summer.
 

antonz

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They revoked Citizenship of the Ukrainian Lawmaker who was trying to broker an overthrow of the government with the Trump team too.

That story dropped from the news so quickly
 

Unbounded

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The funny thing with the Steven Seagal Aikido gifs is that everything that's happening there is actually probably legit. You purposely go with the technique instead of resisting it so that your wrists don't get broken and you do the ukemi so that you don't actually get hurt on the fall.

Now I can't say much about if they're overselling the locks or not, but they really do hurt like a bitch.
 

Mivey

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Sounds like the plot to a Steven Seagal movie, with him as the anti hero though.
 

L Thammy

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If Seagal was allowed to make the changes he wanted to the script, this wouldn't have happened.
 

ArjanN

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The funny thing with the Steven Seagal Aikido gifs is that everything that's happening there is actually probably legit. You purposely go with the technique instead of resisting it so that your wrists don't get broken and you do the ukemi so that you don't actually get hurt on the fall.

Now I can't say much about if they're overselling the locks or not, but they really do hurt like a bitch.

Maybe 20 years and 80 pounds ago.

In the Slayven GIF the other guys are clearly doing all the work.
 

pa22word

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I mean, I can't hate. He's out there having a fucking blast without a care in the world. Most anyone would look ridiculous dancing next to her, so he just says fuck it I'll have fun with zero fucks given. No shame there, really.
 

Boss Doggie

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Maybe it's just me being a foreigner and not being up to USA's local pop culture, but how come Seagal never made it to meme status like the other action stars? I mean sure there's a joke here and there but he's no Chuck Norris or Mr. T in terms of memes.
 

CertifiedFP

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Maybe it's just me being a foreigner and not being up to USA's local pop culture, but how come Segal never made it to meme status like the other action stars? I mean sure there's a joke here and there but he's no Chuck Norris or Mr. T in terms of memes.

Because he's an F-Tier action star who was overtly toxic.

Norris didn't show his dark side until long after his career was over.