The only female candidate running against Russian President Vladimir Putin stirred up controversy at Wednesday’s presidential debate after she threw a glass of water at another candidate who told her to shut up.
Ksenia Sobchak, 36, got into a heated exchange with Vladimir Zhirinovsky after she told him to quiet down before he turned the debate into a circus, to which he snapped back, “Shut up, you silly fool,” Breitbart reported.
Sobchak criticized the veteran politician for how he spoke to her resulting in him insulting her again, calling her an idiot.
The former TV host and model decided to cool off her opponent by throwing a glass of water at him.
Despite being a televised event, Zhirinovsky hit back with lewd remarks, calling Sobchak a “f---ing whore,” a “crazy b----,” and a prostitute, Breitbart reported, citing Russian media.
Putin was absent from the madness, but it seems unlikely that he would need the publicity.
With the election just weeks away, Putin’s approval ratings top 80 percent.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.