Vladimir Putin targeted by dark magic, $31.5 Putin's voodoo doll being sold online
Vladimir Putin is being targeted by black magic in the form of a vlad voodoo doll. Voodoo devotees are pinning pins in the handmade Putin voodoo dolls in hopes they can stop him from wreaking more havoc. The Putin voodoo doll is being sold for under £23.89 on Etsy.
In response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a craftswoman, Di Di from Florida, US, is selling handmade Putin voodoo dolls on Etsy under the name BadCherrybyDD, so customers can stick it to him and prevent him from causing more chaos. In the description for the dolls, Di Di says, "Keep Vladimir Putin from creating chaos. Stick it to him just like he's stuck it to the entire world." And, the doll is already quite popular with 150 dolls being sold.
According to research published by Brown University, the word voodoo means spirits and the belief is a religious or magico-religious practice that aims to connect spirits with humans. Traditionally a voodoo doll works by someone pushing the pins into the entirety of its soft body, which is a material incarnation of a person they can control.
Di Di admitted to the Daily Sun, that while she is not a firm believer in such dark magic stuff, her customers are, and they have been buying the doll and pining it, to inflict suffering on the tyrant for starting the war.
She also told the publication that in her online Etsy store, BadCherrybyDD, Putin is the successor to dolls she has made of North Korea's Kim Jong Un and ex-US President Donald Trump. She said, "I don't believe in the power of voodoo dolls, but I think my clients do. I started doing the voodoo dolls in October 2014, (Adopt a Zombie) and then in 2016 a friend told me to do a custom and then I did Donald Trump Voodoo Doll."
"I don't vote, I am not part of any political party, I think is fun. I have Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Um, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, a Riot Police and Lebron James.I have different versions, full fabric and digital print with fabric. I probably sold 150 Vladimir Putin so far, but the best seller is Donald Trump and Joe Biden."
This is not the first time the Russian tyrant got a voodoo doll dedicated to him; back in 2014, the project called 'VATNIK: The Putin Voodoo Magnet' had started. It was a project which aimed to raise $5,000 to produce voodoo dolls with Putin's face that could be pinned up with Ukrainian flags. It was a project that started to mock the Russian president when war started between Russia and Ukraine back in February 2014.