Julia Volkova, one-half of the girl group t.A.T.u., pretended to be a lesbian and watched the group’s status rise, rise, rise. She kissed her bandmate in the name of fame, and later came out as bisexual. So we were slightly taken aback by her very public revelation that she wouldn’t accept a son who came out as gay.
Speaking in a nationally televised interview, she basically smacked all of her gay fans in the face and then drove over them with a bus. Here’s what she said about her fictitious gay son:
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. The man for me is the support, the strength of… I won’t accept a gay son.
She went on to say that men have “no right to be a fag,” but was kind enough to say that gay men are a step above drug addicts.
I have many gay friends. I believe that being gay is still better than murderers, thieves or drug addicts. If you choose out of all this, being gay is a little better than the rest.
WATCH: Julia Volkova’s comments on gay men
We’re disappointed to hear Julia—a former gay icon—talk about the LGBT community in this way. We interpreted her performance at the Sochi Olympics as a veiled message to the Russian government to repeal its draconian anti-LGBT legislation. But obviously we were wrong.
What do you think? Was Julia put on the spot by her interviewer? Do you think she means what she says? Will you be buying any of her music in the future?
t.A.T.u. at Eurovision 2003