Pussy Riot Reaction: Stars Express Shock, Black Keys to Boycott Russia

by at . Comments

Three members of the Russian group Pussy Riot were sentenced to multiple years in prion yesterday. Their crime?

Calling out President Vladimir Putin during a March performance in Russia.

Pussy Riot Members

Now, various stars and musicians are responding to the punishment, with one well-known band vowing to never play in Russia again. Here is a rundown of reactions:

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney: "FYI. We will never being playing a show in Russia as long as they imprison innocent musicians for speaking their minds peacefully."

Mischa Barton: "I can't believe sentencing #pussyriot to2 yrs in jail.as someone who lived in Moscow and has filmed& seen inside the jails my heart goes out."

Kate Walsh: "What a massive disappointment for Russia: imprisoning pussyriot?? Shame on you."

Bill Maher: "Solidarity shout-out to #PussyRiot! I signed a petition in support! Then I found out it was a band," he tweeted, along with, "I see #MittRomney and #PaulRyan have taken to calling themselves America's Comeback Team. Cuz #PussyRiot was taken."

Paul McCartney: "I and many others like me who believe in free speech will do everything in our power to support you and the idea of artistic freedom."

Tags: ,