December 12, 2012


Russia Accuses Lady Gaga of Illegally Promoting Gay Rights

Dave J Hogan
Dave J Hogan

When Russia warns you about something, they usually stick to their word. Much like Madonna's debacle with the country earlier this year, Lady Gaga is also facing legal action in Russia for promoting gay rights at her show on Sunday, December 9.

According to Rueters, Vitaly Milonov, a member of the ruling United Russia party, has accused Gaga of breaking the law that bans gay "propaganda." Gaga's management was reportedly warned that if the "Born This Way" singer showed support for LGBT issues at her show, she would be arrested and/or fined $50,000. Gaga basically said "Eff you" and performed her devilish, equality-promoting show as usual. Milonov said, "We saw that in addition to music, songs and such, there were direct calls for 12-year-old citizens to support the LGBT community." The horror!

Madonna found herself in a similar situation in Russia in August after activists said she "promoted homosexuality" at her concert, but the $10 million case was thrown out a few weeks ago. Here's hoping things go the same way for Lady Gaga... and that Russia takes a chill pill.