Russian Artist Nails Testicles To Street In Protest Of Russian 'Police State'
Well we just died a little (a lot) inside. We're actually typing this while screaming in abject terror--while simultaneously trying to find our happy place.
According to The Mirror Russian artist Pyotr Pavelnsky decided to protest against Russia's evolution into a police state the only he know how: by getting naked and nailing his testicles to the ground in the middle of Moscow.
Welp. That's a wrap, folks. Have a good day.
A naked Russian artist nailed his own testicles to the ground in a bizarre protest against his country's authoritarian regime.
Pyotr Pavelnsky hammered a large metal nail through his scrotum and into the cobblestones in front of Moscow's Red Square as hundreds of horrified tourists watched on.
Police eventually covered him up with a blanket before removing him from the scene.
He was taken to a clinic for treatment and placed under arrest.
In a statement posted on the grani.ru website prior to the demonstration, Mr Pavlensky had written: "A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society."
Here's a link to the video in the event that you hate yourself. We don't, so we haven't watched it.
If you need us we'll be cyclically passing out and rocking back and forth in the fetal position.