Madonna sued in Russia for supporting gays

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  1. shabby

    shabby Diamond Member

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    http://news.yahoo.com/madonna-sued-russia-supporting-gays-115353017.html

    How exactly can these activists prove that they were offended by something? Strange law nonetheless, perhaps promoting religion should be illegal too?
     
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  2. nehalem256

    nehalem256 Lifer

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    From the article
    I am thinking the video might be the starting point.

    Yet another example of liberal tolerance.
     
  3. Matt1970

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    I am a card carrying conservative and while I support gay rights people go to a concert to hear music, not get a dose of politics. Madonna should ask Sinead O'Connor what attacking religion in the middle of a concert does for your career.
     
  4. K1052

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    Yes, because this would be the first time Madonna has ever done something controversial.

    Russians should be more worried about their shockingly high mortality rate and the tendency to literally drink themselves to death instead of teh terrible gays.
     
  5. a777pilot

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    No one ever accused the Russians of having anything close to freedom of speech.

    She knew or should have known the rules before going to Russia.
     
  6. Smoblikat

    Smoblikat Diamond Member

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    Thats why I dont live in USSR :p

    I live in a place where they control us just as much, but they do it covertly and make us think theyre helping us and making us more tolerant.
     
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    I agree with you on that one. We Americans are very attached to our freedom of speech, and rightly so. When you go abroad, you are a guest in whatever place you are, so you are expected to abide by their rules. She should've known better. That being said, Russia needs to do more to protect their freedom of speech.
    FYI, the USSR is closed for repairs until further notice. :p
     
  8. stlc8tr

    stlc8tr Golden Member

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    Sinead sacrificed her career but she was spot on with her accusations.
     
  9. monovillage

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    Wasn't there a singer named Madonna about 30 years ago? Is this her granddaughter?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinéad_O'Connor

    She's still nuts.
     
  10. Phokus

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    Crony Capitalism, Murdering journalists, locking up a band that insulted the church, banning gay pride parades for 100 years, and now this?

    Russia has become some sort of nightmareish rightwing hellhole.
     
  11. nehalem256

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    1.) Crony capitalism is a left wing idea where you reward your friends. Right wingers support the free market

    2.) The band was locked up for hooliganism inside the church, not for insulting the church.
     
  12. Matt1970

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    She probably had a breakdown after seeing the shitty venues she has to play and lousy ticket sales.

     
  13. Pr0d1gy

    Pr0d1gy Diamond Member

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    Who gives a shit?