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Cher Explains Declining The Huge Russian Olympic Offer!

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Earlier, we listed all the ways that Cher was a badass and included one reason was the fact that she turned down an opportunity to be an ambassador and perform during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia!

We all know that the passion behind that was because of Russia's backwards anti-gay laws, too! And now, know we know more about why she made her decision.

Here's what she said about the decision to decline:

"It was hard. I have so many Russian friends. I have lots of Russian fans and I have so many people there that I love…So that was difficult. The Russian people that I know are great and don't agree with [the anti-gay legislation]. They just don't agree with it."

Russia's anti-gay legislation has moved past being something we all just disagree with… and right into being offensive and a huge blow to world equality! That's why we're super glad that Cher is taking a stand!

We couldn't expect anything less from her, as she's been a huge supporter of the LGBT community for a LONG time!

We know where her heart is!!

Like we said before, though — we know that not ALL Russians believe in or stand for these archaic laws! We are TRULY grateful for those people, like all the others in the world that just want happiness for humanity!

[Image via WENN.]

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10 comments to “Cher Explains Declining The Huge Russian Olympic Offer!”

  1. 1

    Cher make me proud in this one !

  2. 2

    No one in Russia will notice that Cher isn't there because she's not a big name there. If the people mattered to her, she'd go, and she'd reward her fictitious fan base there with her awful presence. It's easy to take a stand when you don't really matter. I'd be amazed if she really did get an invitation; she's probably making it up for publicity for her badly selling piece of shit new album. Maybe now the queers will go buy it? I support Russia's stand on homosexuality. It's not normal behavior, and shouldn't be accepted as such.

  3. annainparis says – reply to this


    Cher is using this label (olympic games to make herself relevant)but the opening ceremony of the Russian olympic games was poorly executed (it was like being in 1976…). She declined because she knew it would be poorly executed. Cher would have never been invited for the London Olympic Games, Tokyo or any other.

  4. 4

    Cher is a legend and will always be relevant. I admire how she takes a position and turns down an opportunity for the cause.

  5. 5

    who gives a crap if Cher shows up anywhere. both of her spawn are disasters. she 20 miles of constrution zone. who really gives a damn, I'm sure NOT the russians.

  6. JhPH says – reply to this


    Your wrong The Truthinator, Cher is big in Russia with fans!!! She recently was paid
    $6.5 million dollars for a one night show for the opening of a new statium in Russia this past June and was protected by 100 armed military men during her say. If she was not a
    BIG name over there they would have never paid her that much money!!! She has all so been performing over there for over a decade to sold out concerts night after night. Please know your facts before you start making untrue statments!!!

  7. Demi's Fat Ass says – reply to this


    Re: The Truthinator – I agree, it's disgusting and spreads diseases.

  8. Tughoooppoo says – reply to this


    Why not decline living in america? It considers itself "ONE NATION ……….UNDER GOD". God.. a being who, in the bible (which I dont believe in) thinks gays are an abomination.
    Why not decline going to italy .. the world center of Catholicism.. the church that spread hatred of gays and jews and nordic pagans.

    She is being selective.
    NEVERMIND RUSSIA. protest religion. Oh but no. She doesnt have the balls to do that.

  9. MilkTastesGay says – reply to this


    Re: Gracie 2004

    thats a matter of opinion. I have never in my life met ONE cher fan but I'm young and dont hang with people over 60 much.

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