(A screenshot from “Kakdila” by Omer Adam)

Why is Israeli singer Omer Adam’s new song so controversial?

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Israeli pop singer Omer Adam is used to creating songs that top the Israeli charts, but his latest single, “Kakdila” (which means “How are you” in Russian), caused a slightly different kind of reaction.

The song — which was released in time for “Novy God,” the Russian celebration of New Year’s — was criticized as racist and sexist by several prominent Russian Israelis, as well as Labor party leader and Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli who called it “the most vulgar three minutes heard during the last year.”

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