Pranksters Trick Stephen King Into Thinking He's Talking to Zelensky, Then He Shows How Twisted Leftists Are in Ukraine Cult

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I think it’s safe to say that horror author Stephen King is a rabid liberal.

He embraces all the Democratic narratives, and is always attacking Republicans as well.


But a recent prank showed just how twisted the cult of Ukraine can get, in the minds of some on the left like King.

King was allegedly called by two Russian comedic pranksters, Vovan and Lexus, who managed to convince King that he was talking with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. They appear to get King to offer the fake Zelensky the movie role of “Pennywise,” the horrible killer clown, in King’s new movie.

But that wasn’t all.

“Zelensky” then began speaking about Stepan Bandera. Bandera was a Ukrainian nationalist leader who collaborated with the Nazis, and whose group is linked to the massacres and ethnic cleansings of Poles and Jews during World War II. He is regarded by some in Ukraine as a hero because he also helped to fight for independence. “Zelensky” asked King what he thought of Bandera.


“He was in the Second World War, and he fought against the Soviet Union,” the prankster continued. “But, yeah, he had some crimes, but it’s not so big crimes. It’s of course [accidental], [they were] were crimes against Jews. [….]

“Well yes, I mean there are always… you can always find things against people to pull them down,” replied King. “Washington and Jefferson were slave owners. That doesn’t mean they didn’t do many good things for the United States of America.”

“There are always people who have flaws – we’re human,” King continued. “There are things that we do that are bad choices, and there are things that we do that are great choices. So, on the whole, Bandera is a great man and you’re a great man. And Viva Ukraine.”

Yikes, seriously? How did anyone ever take this guy seriously? Um, Stephen? Massacres and ethnic cleansing aren’t just little character flaws. The pranksters even gave you a tip-off and told you who he was, when they said “crimes against Jews.” Yet, if this is accurate, King still defended him, calling him a “great man.”

How could King not know he was being pranked? Frankly, the guy’s “Zelensky” didn’t sound anything like him. But it also says something about what King and others on the left would go along with, if they think it fits with the current Democratic mantra about Ukraine. They’ll support it, wear hats like King, or have a Ukrainian flag in their Twitter profiles because it’s the mantra–without truly knowing or understanding the players or what’s going on.


Donald Trump is evil to King, and Jesus isn’t on your side, he said last year. But Bandera is a great man. That’s some twisted take.


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