Madonna Gives St. Petersburg, Russia's Gay Ban A Middle Finger Ahead Of MDNA Tour Stop
Written by Instinct Staff |
Wednesday, 08 August 2012
|Tags: madonna, queen of pop, hand out, pink wristbands, mdna, tour, stop, st. petersburg, russia, anti gay, propaganda, law, threats, violence, divas|
The U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg has issued an advisory for Americans planning to attend Madonna's MDNA tour stop in the Russian city on Thursday after credible threats of anti-gay violence were received.
Instead of backing down, Her Madgesty has amped up the visibility and given a middle finger to the city's infamous ban on "gay propaganda."
So, what jaw-dropping ballsy strategy has Madonna adopted in the face of adversity, violence and government persecution?
Madonna announced on Facebook today that promoters will be giving out pink wristbands "to anyone that wants to support the LGBT community."
"The wristband will be part of the show - be prepared to raise your arm in support!" she goes on to write.
You'll recall that back in March Madonna quickly stood up to threats of "punishment" at the hands of St. Petersburg's anti-gay lawmakers once she brought MDNA to the city.
“I will come to St. Petersburg to speak up for the gay community and to give strength and inspiration to anyone who is or feels oppressed," she said. "I’m a freedom fighter. I don’t run away from adversity. I will speak during my show about this ridiculous atrocity.”