Foreign Policy Magazine has topped itself. Forget the Failed States Index. We give you: The World's Worst Daughters. Even better, our very own Gulnora Karimova -- daughter of Uzbek toughman Islam Karimov -- has scored the number one slot.
Take that Pinthongta Shinawatra of Thailand!
As FP puts it, when Karimova isn’t closing her ex-husband’s Coca-Cola bottling businesses out of spite, deporting his family “at gunpoint to Afghanistan,” or building an Uzbek tea empire, she’s sending “hooded men with machine guns to shut down a rival company and liquidate their holdings.”
But it’s not all guns, goons and ex-husbands for Karimova. She also has an gentle, artistic side.
“In recent years, Karimova has been focusing on her budding music career. A music video she recorded under the name GooGooSha, her father’s pet name for her, was in near-constant rotation on Uzbek MTV in 2006.”
This story is just too awesome for words.
(Thanks to Leopolis, for scouting out the list.)