Thursday, October 18, 2012

City Slang: Madonna sued by Russian homophobes

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 9:39 AM

According to the Huffington Post, pop queen and Detroit native Madonna is being sued for $10 million by Russian anti-gay groups.

Apparently, during a recent concert Madge caused “moral damage suffered by St. Petersburg residents.” Awwwww, bless their little souls.

So what did she do that seems to have corrupted St. Petersburg? She told the audience that she is “here to say that the gay community and gay people here and all around the world have the same rights to be treated with dignity, with respect, with tolerance, with compassion, with love."

Seems reasonable enough, right?

Not according to the law over there, which bans “propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism, and pedophilia to minors.”

Yup, they put pedophilia in the same sentence as lesbianism, bisexualism, etc. Sheesh.

A lawyer has said that those who saw her performance have suffered psychological stress. Apart from the fact that, well, good, I hope they suffer lots more stress simply because they are homophobic, but if you see the video here, it seems as if everyone is cheering. The brave Russians holding up the rainbow signs that read “No Fear” certainly suffered no stress.

Good job, ma’am.

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