Move Over, Madonna: Russian Anti-Gay Activists Target Lady Gaga
It looks like Lady Gaga is following in Madonna’s footsteps again -- but this time it has nothing to do with pop music, outlandish costumes, or (at least according to one drag-queen YouTube video) wanted "her gays" back.
A leading gay activist in Russia claims that Mother Monster could be charged in Russia when she performs in St. Petersburg later this year thanks to the city’s controversial "homosexual propaganda" law, according to Sky News.
Just this week, EDGE reported that Madonna was sued by anti-gay Russian activists for violating the measure, which states that individuals can be fined up to $17,000 or face jail time for "promoting homosexuality" and "pedophilia" among minors.
The Material Girl was slapped with a summons after holding a concert in St. Petersburg in August where she condemned the homophobic legislation and vocalized her support for gay rights. The anti-gay activists are alleging that they suffer from "moral damages" after witnessing her show and are suing the singer for 333 million rubles ($10 million US).
"She insulted believers’ feelings, she promoted homosexuality when there were children at the concert and this is forbidden in St. Petersburg," Darya Dedova said. "We, the residents of the cultural capital, suffered a colossal moral damage."