Never underestimate a mother’s love for her child – this sentiment was proven when actress Evelina Bledans slapped an audience member on live TV for criticising her and her son who has down syndrome. Evelina, 49, was taking part in Live – a popular chat show in Russia – to discuss having a baby later in life, as the actress is pregnant with her third child at nearly 50 years old. The pregnancy was achieved with vitro fertilisation (IVF) and is something Evelina has dreamed of as she hopes for a daughter.
However, the positive chat quickly turned sour when an audience member chimed into fire shots at the actress for getting IVF at her age – but it got real nasty when she brought her son into it.
Audience member Elena Lebedeva was passed a microphone and said live on air: “It is dangerous to give birth between the ages of 35 and 40 so what about 49? What were you thinking?
“Do you want to give birth to another sick child?
“Will you give birth to another child with Down’s syndrome? Nobody needs such a child, not society and not you.”
During Elena’s tirade, Evelina tries to chime in but without success, while one of the guests tries to diffuse the tension by telling Elena to leave the studio.
It’s at this moment the actress stands up and calmly strolls over to the woman before administering a slap while shouting: “You wretch, I will smack you! This is for my child, understand?
“You can say anything about me, but leave my children alone!”
As Evelina walks back to the stage, the woman tries to sort herself out with a smirk on her face.
It’s pretty unbelievable that there’s no security team on hand to put a stop to Evelina – the woman’s comments were evil and totally uncalled for, sure. But just imagine this had gone down on The Jeremy Kyle Show? There’d be four burly men pulling those women apart while Graham had a meltdown in the corner at the first inkling of violence. Guess things roll differently on Live.