Russian leader tells Madonna ‘take off your cross or put on your knickers’

Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin slams the queen of pop after she spoke out for gay rights during St Petersburg concert

Russian leader tells Madonna ‘take off your cross or put on your knickers’
10 August 2012

Madonna was branded a ‘moralizing slut’ by Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister after telling fans to ‘fight for freedom’ and gay rights at her St Petersburg concert last night (9 August).

The queen of pop enraged officials after flouting the city’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law, with Dmitry Rogozin venting his anger at the singer on Twitter.

‘With age, every former s. tries to lecture everyone on morality,’ he tweeted.
‘Either take off your cross, or put on your knickers.’

Russian gay rights activist Yury Gavrikov confirmed to Gay Star News that the letter ‘s’ stands for slut or whore.

St Petersburg assemblyman Vitaly Milonov has now submitted an application to file charges against the 53-year-old singer under the recently passed anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law, which he himself authored.

The Material Girl faces a fine of 5,000 Rubles ($156) for telling fans at her MDNA gig to ‘show your love and appreciation to the gay community.’

‘We want to fight for the right to be free,’ she added.

The organizers of Madonna’s world tour could also be ordered to pay up to 500,000 Rubles ($15,700), according to the Gay Russia website.

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