Cher Turns Down Gig Performing At Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony Over Russia's Anti-Gay Law
Cher has yet again proven that our community's undying devotion has not been futile. Though she won't name names, the icon has revealed that a "big oligarch" asked her to perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Due to Russia's heinous war on its gay people, Cher said something along the lines of "No, bitch."
“I can’t name names,” Cher tells Canadian mag MacLean's. “But my friend called who is a big oligarch over there, and asked me if I’d like to be an ambassador for the Olympics and open the show. I immediately said no. I want to know why all of this gay hate just exploded over there. He said the Russian people don’t feel the way the government does.”
Cher's boycott brings up an interesting dilemma organizers of the much-awaited Opening Ceremony likely face: which artists will be okay being associated with such a controversial event?