Yulia Volkova may have made her career by being a fake lesbian, but she says she would not love a son if he came out as gay.
The t.A.T.u singer (pictured left) went on a Russian TV show to make the comments.
While you can watch the video below, there’s not much point if you don’t know Russian. According to the translation given on the YouTube video, it says:
‘Will you condemn your son, if he is gay?’ the interviewer asks.
‘Yes, I would condemn him, because I believe that a real man must be a real man,’ Volkova said. ‘God created man for procreation, it is the nature. The man for me is the support, the strength of… I won’t accept a gay son.’
The interview responds by saying she just told him she wouldn’t mind if her daughter was a lesbian.
‘This ony applies to a daughter, not a son,’ Volkova says.
‘So you think that freedom can only be for women?,’ the TV host questions.
‘I think for men it’s a bad freedom,’ the t.A.T.u singer says. ‘In our time, there is a very large number of frivolous girls (and a man can be with a large number of these girls). This is freedom for men.
‘And a man has no right to be a fag. Two girls together – not the same thing as the two men together. It seems to me that lesbians look aesthetically much nicer than two men holding their hands or kissing.
‘But! I want to say that I’m not against gays, I just want my son to be a real man, not a fag.
‘I have many gay friends. I believe that being gay is all still better than murderers, thieves or drug addicts. If you choose out of all this, being gay a little better than the rest.’
t.A.T.u reunited to perform at the Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony earlier this year, allegedly because orgnanizers wanted to distract from the anti-gay laws in Russia.
When the duo released ‘All The Things She Said’ in 2002 and 2003, it caused controversy.
While not actually gay themselves, the video saw them dressed as school girls kissing in the rain. The release saw the song top charts across the world including their native Russia.
As their homeland now bans ‘gay propaganda’, many have said t.A.T.u would be arrested if they released the song today.