“Go F*ck Yourself” -Breaking
- Vitalik Buterin hurled abuses at Russia Today Editor-in–Chief Margarita Simyan.
- Buterin has expressed his dissent at Russia’s actions against Ukraine.
- The EU has banned RT, which is one of Russia’s largest state-sponsored media.
Vitalik Buterin, creator of the website and Russian citizen, continued to protest against Russia’s invasion in Ukraine via Twitter. He hurled expletives at Margarita Simyan, Editor in Chief of Russia Today (RT).
иди на хуй
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) February 27, 2022
The tweet, which was written in Russian, said “If you are ashamed now that you are Russian [amid the current events related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict], don’t worry – you are not [Russian].”
Buterin replied to Simonyan’s tweet with “go f*ck yourself” in Russian. At the time this reply was written, it had almost 50,000 likeds. Many in the crypto community, including David Gokhshtein of Gokhshtein Media, took note of Buterin’s response.
To understand the gravity of Buterin’s reply, Simonyan founded and currently leads the operation of RT, which is one of Russia’s largest state-sponsored media organizations. Yesterday, the European Union outlawed RT and Sputnik as another state-sponsored media.
People considered Buterin’s expressions on social media as brazen, given Russia’s reputation as a country with a tight grip on media. In fact, social media posts of people expressing dissent – especially those who are related to high-ranking officials – have been taken down.
Earlier, Buterin made headlines when he said that “Ethereum is neutral but I am not”. After Russia launched its first military attack on Ukraine, this statement was made.
Meanwhile, Ethereum’s price dipped anew as continued tensions in Europe caused market uncertainty. According to CoinGecko, the ether price has fallen to $2,596 in 24 hours from $2,837 over the past year.
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