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Colbert + Swift Spoof Russia With ‘Shake It Off’ Video: Look + Listen

In an attempt to find humor in the horrific, Stephen Colbert nailed it last night with a pitch-perfect Taylor Swift spoof about Russian president Vladimir Putin’s deadly invasion of The Ukraine.

Addressing recent sanctions to remove certain Russian banks from SWIFT (the special messaging service that connects global financial institutions and helps to coordinate money transfers) in order to punish Putin for invading the neighboring territory, Colbert “acquired” a special message from Swift that broke down the geopolitical financial smackdown.

“Economic pain for invading Ukraine/ That’s how Vlad will pay, hmm mm, Here’s his Wordle today,” sang the stand-in Swift over images of the Russian Ruble’s value collapsing on world markets and a world puzzle that spelled out “Broke” in instantly recognizable green letters. “Financially he’ll grieve, for sending troops to Kyiv/ Nipples please just leave, you’re not Keanu Reeves.”

The 90-second video, interspersed pics of a shirtless Putin with shots from the original “Shake It Off” video boldly announced that it’s time for sanctions, excommunication and a hard break from interbank telecommunication with the lyrics “Cuz I’m cutting off his banks, banks banks, banks, banks/ Til he turns around his tanks, tanks, tanks, tanks, tanks/ Vladdy I’m not gonna take, take, take, take take sanctions off, sanctions off!”

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Author: Saul Goode

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