IN QUOTES

Cher Turned Down Invitation To Perform At Sochi Winter Olympics

CherI can’t name names but my friend called who is a big oligarch over there, and asked me if I’d like to be an ambassador for the Olympics and open the show. I immediately said no. I want to know why all of this gay hate just exploded over there. He said the Russian people don’t feel the way the government does.”

 

— The eternally amazing icon Cher, answering a question about the violence toward LGBT people in Russia during an interview with Macleans