Moscow Art Theater artistic director accused society of bad influence on Efremov

Ekaterina Labukhina 30 June 2020 09:48 Mikhail Efremov is under house arrest. On the air of the radio station “Komsomolskaya Pravda” Boyakov urged to put the showman “in place.” He believes that the artist “went to this” all his life, feeling his impunity. “And we all developed this impunity. We formed it. The attitude towards these so-called “stars” in the media field is our responsibility, not only the stars are to blame, “Boyakov said. It was the condescending attitude of Russians towards the antics of Efremov and celebrities that” multiplied this situation, “he believes. “We are developing this mold, <...> in which people who do not have spiritual authority, intellectual data, but simply possess some qualities – here joke here, wink here, read poems here, prick someone,” says artistic director of the Moscow Art Theater. Summing up, Boyakov called it wrong to put such representatives of show business on a pedestal and treat them as “the main personalities who create our intellectual agenda.” This tendency must be resisted, he stressed. “Let’s stop calling these stars stars. Let’s put them in their place, ”urges Boyakov. Court, criticism, road accident, actor, prison, problems, theater, law, tragedy, commentary, crime, stars, show business, Mikhail Efremov.