Tatu 'lesbian' Yulia Volkova makes homophobic slur

Tatu 'lesbian' Yulia Volkova makes homophobic slur: All The Things She Said singer says she wouldn't accept her son if he was gay
by Ella Alexander
Friday, 19 September 2014


Cast your minds back to 2002 when Russian 'lesbians' t.A.T.u released the single "All The Things She Said".

In its music video, Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina, wearing school girl uniforms, cavorted in the rain, kissing. A 2003 documentary, Anatomy of t. A. T. u, revealed that neither of them were gay, although both spoke out in support of the LGBT community.

"Our slogan is to love and it's not important whom to love," said Volkova in 2006. "We want to say that a boy can love a boy and a girl can love a girl. If all people would love each other, it would be easier to live in this world. If people are led by hatred and evil, nothing good would happen from this."

However, Volkova has now revealed that her support for gay rights has since waned and says she would not accept her son if her were gay. "Yes, I would condemn him, because I believe that a real man must be a real man," she said in an Ukrainian television show called Lie Detector. "God created man for procreation, it is nature. The man for me is the support, the strength of... I won't accept a gay son."

She was quick to add that her views aren’t at odds with her previous work; lesbians are a more acceptable form of sexuality than gay men, she claims, because women are "aesthetically nicer". "Two girls together - not the same thing as the two men together," she continued. "It seems to me that lesbians look aesthetically much nicer than two men holding their hands or kissing." She continued that she liked to perform to gay audiences, as she finds them more "genuine".

Russia’s current anti-gay laws would have been likely to have forbidden t.A.T.u’s music video and any talk of lesbianism. The legislation bans the circulation and distribution of "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations" among minors.

Source: Independent UK.