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The President of Turkmenistan has banned lip synching:

He has outlawed opera and ballet and railed against long hair and gold teeth, but now President Saparmurat Niyazov is determined to wipe out another perceived scourge: lip synching.

Niyazov has ordered a ban on lip synching performances across the tightly controlled Central Asian country, citing “a negative effect on the development of singing and musical art,” the president’s office said Tuesday.

Milli Vanilli will have to skip the Turkmenistan stop of their next tour, I suppose.

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  • DaninVan 08.25.05, 7:22 PM

    Banning opera and ballet…hmmmm. I think I like this guy. 🙂

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