Lady intervened on his social to say have been fined a million for having supported the LGBT community+ during a concert held in 2012 in St. Petersburg, and that you never paid. The singer would have been fined following a complaint submitted by a group of right-wing activists. It is the 9th of August when the singer was waiting in St. Petersburg for a leg of his world tour, and at the entrance of the building where we held the concert to the fans was required to take of the bracelets in pink to show their closeness to the gay community in russia. On Instagram, the singer posted a video of that evening , accompanied by the inscription: “I did this speech in St. Petersburg. Eight years ago. I was fined a million dollars by the Government for having shown my support for the gay community. Do not pay anything,” writes the american popstar.
The speech of the singer
8 years ago. I was fined 1 million dollars by The government for supporting the Gay community. I never paid……………….. #freedomofspeech #powertothepeople #mdna
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But what he had said to the singer so serious as to merit a fine so salty? In the video you see the singer say: “I Feel that people are becoming more and more frightened by the people who are different from them. People are becoming more and more intolerant, are scary times, but we can make a difference, we can change this thing. We have the power,” he explained, citing that “People have the power” Patti Smith. In the same speech, then, the singer had also said: “I Am also here to tell you that the gay community and gay people here and all over the world have the same rights to be treated with dignity, with respect, with tolerance, with compassion and with love”.
The singer would not have paid a single euro
Opening words that are not pleased, however, to some conservative groups, which, in response, filed a complaint against her, against the location and the promoter, asking about 10 million of damages, because, they say, the singer would have them insulted. The Billboard, however, reported that a spokesman for the Court of St. Petersburg has denied that a fine has been switched to the Madonna or to the other protagonists of the story: “there was No gay propaganda in the show – said, also, Yevgeny Filkenshtein head of the agency that promoted the concert. Madonna asked the audience to be tolerant of people with other sexual orientation. We have it protected in every way and we dealt with the cause alone. The Court decided in our favor and has not been imposed any fine”.