Singer Lady Gaga on Monday taunted Russia about its anti-gay law
in a series of tweets.
Referring to her St. Petersburg performance in which she defied
the law by telling audience members that “you can be gay in my
house,” Lady Gaga messaged to her nearly 40 million followers: “Why
didn't you arrest me when you had the chance, Russia? Because you
didn't want to answer to the world?”
“Sending bravery to LGBTs in Russia,” she added. “The rise
in government abuse is archaic. Hosing teenagers with pepper spray?
Beatings? Mother Russia?”
“The Russian government is criminal. Oppression will be met
with revolution. Russian LGBTs you are not alone. We will fight for
Russia has adopted St. Petersburg's “gay propaganda” law
since Lady Gaga performed in the city last December. The law
prohibits the positive portrayal of gay men and lesbians in a venue
where minors might be present. Its passage has sparked worldwide
outrage and calls for boycotts of the Winter Olympics to be held in
Sochi and Russian exports, specifically vodka.