Monday, 20 August 2012

madonna sued in russia for supporting gays

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Nine Russian activists are suing pop singer Madonna for about $10.5m, stating that they have been offended by her support for gay rights during a recent concert held in the Russian city St. Petersburg.

Madonna might not be aware that expressing Pro-gay opinions is sensitive in a place like Russia where a law was passed in February 2012 making it illegal to promote homosexuality to minors.

Russian news agencies report that Alexander Pochuyev, a lawyer representing the nine activists filed the lawsuit on Friday. ‘No one is burning anyone at the stake or carrying out an Inquisition’, Pochuyev says.

The complaint is said to include a video taken at the concert showing Madonna stomping on an Orthodox cross and asking fans to raise their hands to show the pink armbands in support of gays and lesbians that were distributed among the audience.


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