Wonder how the 19 year old kid and his family who were described by the Benningtons and the Star as being poor, in fact living in a "three-room cottage at the end of a dirt road, with a metal roof, exposed cinder block walls and bubbling wallpaper". feel? Just asking (here is the follow up article by the Star)
I would expect Russian teenagers and families would feel the same way someone here in a small town in Canada might feel if someone described them that way.
And last I heard, they have the internet in Russia. Google the kids name, I am sure all his friends from back home have.
Hope he knows HE has nothing to be ashamed of.