Sure she was fined a meager $150 for speaking out on behalf of Russia’s LGBT community by scrawling the words “No Fear” on her back during a concert in St. Petersburg, but Madonna may not be done paying for her sins if a group of anti-gay activists have their way. The Material Mom is being sued for $10 million for violating the city’s ban on “homosexual propaganda.”
That the popstar was even allowed in the city is surprising in itself since Madonna is basically walking/singing/gyrating homosexual propaganda, but we digress. Madonna had earlier called the law a “ridiculous atrocity” and so she clearly had no problem breaking it, despite prior warning.
“She had been warned with words that she should behave in line with the law and she ignored it. So we will speak in the language of money,” Darya Daveda, one of the 10 activists suing Madge, told The Guardian.
Homosexuality has been “legal” in Russia for less than 20 years, so the country’s stance on the gays is understandably
ass-backwards less than progressive. Take for instance the comment made by another of the plaintiffs, Alexei Kolotkov:
“Maybe someone does not see the link but after Madonna’s concert maybe some boy becomes gay, some girl becomes lesbian, fewer children are born as a result and this big country cannot defend its borders – for me it causes moral suffering.”
Russia is in dire need of some education regarding homosexuality. Madonna doesn’t make people gay after all — she makes them super gay. It’s her lot in life that she bears, and often abuses, with aplomb. Of course, no amount of education may stop people from equating a Madonna concert with the downfall of civilization as they know it.
This lawsuit is yet another setback for the country’s LGBT community, as Moscow recently upheld a ban on pride parades for another 100 years while Pussy Riot was found guilty of “hooliganism” for speaking out on gay oppression.