Bloodhound Gang bassist Jared Hasselhoff faces 'inciting hatred' charges in Russia for shoving a flag down his pants. Bloodhound Gang members could get five years in prison.
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In July, the group's bassist Jared Hasselhoff shoved the country's flag into his underpants during a gig in the Ukraine. That act got him barred from a music festival in Russia.
The incident took place when the band, famous for its sexually explicit songs and on-stage antics, played a concert in Ukraine. On a video, posted on YouTube, Hasselhoff is seen pushing the Russian white-blue-red tricolour into the front of his pants and then pulling it out of the back.
"Don't tell Putin!" he said to the applause of the audience in the city of Odessa.
Moscow reacted angrily, barring the band from performing at a festival in the Krasnodar Black Sea region, also known as Kuban. The event was held on August 1-7.