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Charli XCX, whose mother is from Uganda, vows never to return over anti-gay law

Charli XCX, whose mother is from Uganda, vows never to return over anti-gay law

Charli XCX, whose Indian mother was born and raised Uganda, has vowed to never return over the anti-gay law.

The singer-songwriter, best known for her tracks Boom Clap, Fancy and I Love It, has said she used to go visit her mother’s homeland in her youth. 

But she won’t go back, due to the politicians and their homophobia.

‘I have been to Uganda when I was younger. It was amazing, but I wouldn’t go there now because I am so anti a lot of the laws that have been passed there,’ she told Metro. 

‘It was really upsetting that that’s the road the government decided to go down. I’m never going back there. It’s a terrible, backwards decision.’

When the law was passed earlier this year, she reacted to it on Twitter saying: ‘my mother was born & raised in uganda and i am so so sad, disappointed and disgusted.’ 

The law was scrapped by the Constitutional Court in August, citing Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had acted ‘illegally’ when rushing the bill through parliament. 

So with the lawmakers red-faced, they are now determined to get new legislation through. The new draft of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been described by gay rights activists as ‘even worse’ than the last.