Not surprisingly, singer and Oscar-winning actress Cher told Russia she would not perform at next year’s winter Olympics.
Cher didn’t hesitate about her answer either.
“I immediately said no,” Cher said when her friend asked her to perform. “I want to know why all of this gay hate just exploded. He said the Russian people don’t feel the way the government does.”
Regardless, Cher, whose son Chaz Bono is trangendered, wouldn’t budge on her answer.
On September 13, Cher tweeted “Why? I have MANY RUSSIAN FRIENDS, THAT ARE KIND, LOVING, FUN & HAVE NOTHING AGAINST GAY FRIENDS?” and added a link about Russia’s anti-gay bill.
Wentworth Miller from Prison Break also put the kibosh on performing in Russia. When asked to be at the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in Russia, Miller said no in a letter and announced that he was gay at the same time.
How many celebrities does it take to change Russian law?