Lady Gaga Breaks Russian Law, Promotes ‘Alcohol Consumption and Homosexuality’

Alcohol consumption and homosexual undertones are a couple of things that are bound to happen at a Lady Gaga concert. One would think most attendees would be prepared for this… but not everyone was.

Nadezhda Petrova took her 13 year old daughter to see Lady Gaga in St. Petersburg and was upset at the “promotion of alcohol consumption” and the simulation of sex between two women, so she took the issue to court.

Russia may be the source of vodka and t.A.T.u., but they do have laws against these atrocities. Both Russia as a whole and St. Petersburg have laws against “propaganda of homosexuality among minors“.

The St. Petersburg court has fined the concert’s promoter, Planeta Plus.

The court ruled they violated a code regarding “protection of children from information that could harm their health and/or development“.

The fine is only about $614, but it is now possible to take the promoter to criminal court for “psychic trauma”. Planeta Plus is filing an appeal, saying:

“Because of these laws against gay propaganda adopted here, because of these cheap publicity tricks, all viewers suffer.”

Maybe Nadezhda Petrova should be fined for taking her daughter to the concert in the first place.

5 Responses

  1. Me

    “Maybe Nadezhda Petrova should be fined for taking her daughter to the concert in the first place”

    Totally agree.

  2. Out & Proud!

    Good on Lady Gaga. Perhaps the media will shine a light on the atrocities taking place in Russia – regular attacks on homosexuals and basically breaching every human right going!

  3. food for thought

    would promoters and touring artists consider tailoring their shows to be sensitive to foreign countries’ laws and cultural norms? When the music speaks for itself, my guess is that the absence of “stimulation of sex between 2 women” would not make or break the production.