Ugh. Yet another artist being scrutinized for their political beliefs, interfering with tours and appearances.
This is out of hand.
Elton John, one of the best, is now a new target for the Russian anti-gay law.
“Elton John is scheduled to perform in Russia but a parents’ committee has requested the show be canceled over concern the singer will violate their ban on ‘homosexual propaganda’…‘The singer intends to come out in support of local sodomites and break the current Russian law, directed at protecting children,’ says the committee.”
This is the argument the parents’ committee pose, but it is flawed.
It’s true that he would be breaking the Russian law if he spoke in favor of “homosexual” people. However, this law is just a big mistake.
There are already so many issues and conflicts this law is causing. Law, in essence, is to protect the general public. A law in opposition to gay people, is in fact, denying and rejecting specific people.
“Critics say the law banning gay “propaganda” among minors – which has prompted calls for a boycott of Russia’s hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics – is discriminatory, barring people from being open about their sexual orientation.”
I completely agree with these statements. This law degrades its own people. No law should do this!
Yet another musician is under the critical magnifying glass of Russian anti-gay people. Thoughts of boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics are definitely forming.
This law is more trouble than it’s worth.