On May 22, BBC Two has announced a ‘brand new’ show hosted by… Vladimir ‘Vlad’ Putin, a cartoon character that embodies the master of the Kremlin.
“Tonight With Vladimir Putin is a semi-scripted comedy chat-show format – with a significant twist. In a television first, ground-breaking live VFX, created using performance capture technology, developed by creative studio Framestore, enables a 3D digital cartoon of Putin to walk around and sit behind the desk, interviewing real human guests in front of a studio audience, all in real-time,” the announcement reads.
The first guests will be Alastair Campbell, former British PM Tony Blaire‘s press secretary, and journalist June Sarpong.
However, the would-be show has got negative feedback on social media.
“I am not sure whether I I should shoot people for watching it or wait till they shoot dead themselves? “
“I *** do not believe that I pay [taxes] for it.”
“By making these shameful Putin programs, the BBC sends a crystal clear message that those who are corrupt, who murder people, who oppress people, who do everything within their blood soaked dictatorial power to crush democracy, will get promoted on the BBC. Is Hitler next?”
By making these shameful #Putin programs, the @BBC sends a crystal clear message that those who are corrupt, who murder people, who oppress people, who do everything within their blood soaked dictatorial power to crush democracy, will get promoted on the #BBC. Is #Hitler next? pic.twitter.com/iRGDRcvUoR
— Glasnost Gone (@GlasnostGone) 22 maja 2019
According to Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the BBC did not ask for permission to use the image of the Russian leader. Vladimir Putin is not interested in ‘cartoons’, he added.