In this is ridiculous entertainment news, singer and performer Lady Gaga is being targeted by the Russian government because of her vocal support of LGBT rights. The court filing this week is due to Gaga’s performance in St. Petersburg over the weekend. Gaga was threatened with a #55000 fine for promoting “gay propaganda” as well as jail time because of a phone conversation to her managers right before her performance.
One of the conservative leaders behind the “gay propaganda law passed recently, Vitaly Milonov, feels that Gaga’s statements sends the wrong message to the younger generations:
We will contact prosecutors and the law enforcement agencies to carry out a thorough investigation of the situation, When people tell kids ‘you must support sexual minorities’, that can create a false equivalence for them between traditional and non-traditional relationships.”
“We saw that in addition to music, songs and such, there were direct calls for 12-year-old citizens to support the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community,”
This isn’t the first case of a celebrity that supports LGBT rights that has been recently targeted by these religious extremists. You may remember that earlier this year, music icon Madonna was sued by the Russian government for her support of the Russian pro-gay bandmembers of the music group Pussy Riot. Madonna asked for their freedom during her performance and displayed artwork on her self to promote awareness. The charges along with the 10 million dollar suit was later dropped.
So why is the Russian government continuing with this anti-gay agenda? Seems likely that they’re wanting to rally more to support their anti-gay stance but these charges don’t seem to hold up.