Putin vs. fidget spinners
“Fidget spinners are a capitalist plot to turn Russian children into zombies,” Vladimir Putin fears, according to Newsweek.
The palm-sized device “makes a person impressionable for manipulation,” news show host Alexey Kazakov said on one of multiple segments broadcast by the state-run Rossiya24 dedicated to the dangers of fidget spinners. . . . “Probably it is no coincidence that they started selling the spinners at events by the non-systemic opposition,” the host of the programme Virus said on Wednesday. Kazakov explained that according to experts the item could be used as “an object for zombifying” yourself, shutting down critical thinking and experiencing a kind of “hypnosis.”
In the U.S., fidget spinners seem to be a fad that’s fading.
Zombies are still popular, however.