Yulia Volkova, of the faux Russian lesbian band t.A.T.u. created controversy this week when she said she would not support her son if he were gay.

t.A.T.u., which recently reunited only to split up again, consisted of Volkova and Lena Katina. The band's debut single All The Things She Said featured the girls in school uniforms kissing in the rain.

Appearing on the Russian television talk show Lie Detector, Volkova was asked whether she would condemn her son if he came out gay.

“Yes,” she answered to applause from the audience, “I would condemn him. Because I believe that a real man must be a real man.”

“God created man for procreation. It is the nature. … I won't accept a gay son.”

However, she added that she doesn't hold the same view of lesbians.

“A man has no right to be a fag. Two girls together – not the same thing as the two men together. It seems to me that lesbians look aesthetically much nicer than two men holding their hands or kissing. But I want to say that I'm not against gays. I just want my son to be a real man, not a fag,” she said.

Being gay, Volkova said, was “a little better” than “murderers, thieves or drug addicts.”

In a Facebook post, Katina responded to Volkova's comments.

“Love is love,” she said, adding that we should be “tolerant and not judge other people.”

On Sunday, the duo's management said Volkova's comments had been taken out of context and reminded fans of t.A.T.u.'s support for the LGBT community.

“As a part of t.A.T.u. Yulia showed her support of LGBT community more than once,” read a statement on the band's VKontakte page.