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Opera Singer Fired After Calling Gays 'Fecal Masses,' Claims Husband Did It

Opera singer Tamar Iveri is under fire (and getting fired!) over vitriolic anti-gay comments in response to the nation of Georgia's gay rights parade that were posted to her Facebook account.

Iveri allegedly wrote:

I was quite proud of the fact how Georgian society spat at the [gay-rights] parade… Often, in certain cases, it is necessary to break jaws in order to be appreciated as a nation in the future, and to be taken into account seriously.

...Please, stop vigorous attempts to bring West’s ’fecal masses’ in the mentality of the people by means of propaganda.

…Should we, in the future, hand Tbilisi over to the guys with Louis Vuitton bags? Dolce&Gabana shoes? Christian Audigier shirts? You know very well that this category of boys would rather go to Saint-Tropez and relax on the beaches of Nice rather than fight…

…[Homosexuality] does not need parades, fireworks, balloons, agitation/propaganda and chanting that we are very civilized, modern and COOL people. This devastates the fragile nature of children, especially, as by medical perspective – out of the 50 people maximum three are born gay. For others it is acquired because of following the trend or because of entering some kind of groups of people.

If you ignore it today…. tomorrow they will demand same-sex marriages, the day after tomorrow they will require rights for adoption. And I really do not want Georgia, a place that I am always happy to visit, to resemble certain blocks of Amsterdam.

We say "allegedly" because the soprano is now conveniently claiming that she didn't write the post and that it was her husband, a "very religious man who a tough attitude towards gay people," who altered her original post and posted the anti-gay rant in her name. 

Iveri explains, according to The Christian Post:

"I also must say that I am immensely saddened and hurt by the campaign which is now being mounted against me. I have never been prejudiced against anyone, whether for religious, or racial reasons, or for any other kind of prejudice including those regarding sexual preference. I abhor prejudice in any form altogether.

She continued: "I have been performing in an art form that includes thousands of gay people on both sides of the stage, and there is no one who can come forward and claim that I have ever exhibited any such prejudice against them."

Iveri has said that it was her husband that changed the text of her post. She had initially written about the gay pride parade and concerns she had that its path took it by an Orthodox Church at the same time as a commemoration for Georgian soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

"I have said before and say here again that the words attributed to me were not my own, and that I therefore cannot take personal responsibility for them," she insisted about the deleted comments.

Iveri has been fired from Opera Australia's upcoming production of Othello. In a statement the company writes: 

"Opera Australia confirms soprano Ms Tamar Iveri will not be performing in 'Otello.' Opera Australia has reached agreement with Ms Iveri to immediately release her from her contract with the company," the company said in a statement on Monday. "Ms Iveri has unreservedly apologized for those comments and views. Opera Australia believes the views as stated to be unconscionable."

Iveri has also been dropped by La Monnaie Opera in Brussels from their production of Verdi’s "Un Ballo" in Maschera next year.

Iveri's husband Raul Tskhadadze is confirming that it was he who, in fact, wrote the letter, saying:

"The letter was signed on our Facebook page, when Tamar returned home she erased the letter and got very upset. However, a few minutes were enough for people and for Georgian press," Tskhadadze wrote on Sunday.

"Tamar, despite the fact that the text that was written by me was unacceptable for her. She did not disclose the letter was written by me. She had endured and suffered a lot because of the letter which I wrote. Tamar has never been homophobic and especially not against Western values."

What's your take, Instincters? Do you buy it? Did the opera companies respond appropriately by firing Iveri?

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It might be her husband, so what, she married this fuck and she is allowing herself to be a mouthpiece for his hate. To hell with both of them. Fuck u!!!!

LOVE IT!

She is SPOT ON, and you fags know this!

Gays need to shut up and keep it to themselves,

People are already sick of the gay agenda.

NEXT!!

Us "fags" have every right that you have fucker. We are just as entitled to speak and not keep "it" to ourselves. There is more coverage and speeches regarding gay rights from the far right than from us. If you'd really pay attention rather than spending your free time bordering on hate crime speech or ironing your white robe and hood, you'd know this. So why don't you shut the duck up and go back to inbreeding with your sister, asshole.

What the hell is this "agenda" we supposedly have you moron?

It's sad that he didn't know he was under his wife's account. Not only did he offend a lot of people but hurt his wife's career. I believe her because look at the career hello Opera singer she would be hurting her career she knows that. But her husband will have to deal with his stupidity and watch his wife suffer. If by chance she did write that post she would be the dumbest opera singer ever lol

Yes she should be fired. I don't believe her at all. Why would her husband post that on her site and not his own. I hope this ruins her career.

She looks like a bad drag queen.  Are we sure she's really a woman?  I think she is just jealous because we have more class than she ever will.

It's a lot less likely it was "hacked" (lol) and that they share a computer.

I dunno if I'm too gullible, but I believe her

Whether she wrote it or not, she has the right to her opinion. 

No one is entitled to anopinion where it promotes hate crime. Anyone with a brain knows that. 

How can it be her opinion if she didn't write it. Your comment is senseless

It makes perfect sense. They're saying that who wrote it is irrelevant, because everyone should be free to express their own opinion without losing their job over it.

So you think people should be able to speak their minds without ramifications? Ok, go walk into your bosses office and tell them they are a douche bag and that the company sucks and you really hate your job.....but you need the money, that's why you were there. You should get fired for speaking your mind, right? I am so tired of people thinking freedom of speech entitles you the right to hate without consequence. It's true, we all can say what's on our minds ( without government persecution), but doesn't mean there can't be consequences. Right wing bigoted Zealot!

see ya later hating bitch!

If she allowed her account to be hacked by her husband, then she is just as liable for the slander and hatred that her husband has propagated.  Fire her and teach both her and her husband lessons.

I don't believe her for one second. Why would someone who is (purportedly) so accepting of gays marry a man who hates us? She's lying through her teeth. I also love how, in her apology, calls being gay a sexual PREFERENCE! It's ORIENTATION hun!

I Have found That In The Course Of Dating Someone, That Views On social/ political issues can become a wedge that destroys the relationship. So I find it very hard to believe that her husband, her soulmate, have such differentiating views on such topics. We tend to gravitate towards people that have similar views. Therefore I find it difficult to believe that she doesn't have the same sentiments on gay issues.

She should have known better than to marry an anti gay bigot. You reap what you sow.

The sytnax and writing styles of the 3 posts are very different. The first and last match while the middle statement is written in an entirely different manner and with better use and grasp of English. I for one believe her. Before anyone assumes otherwise I am Gay and an Activist. I think that she is being punished for words that her husband wrote. I agree that she should be dropped from current productions but should be believed. I hope that in the future she has better control of her social media.

I'm kind of with you. Judge not lest you shall be judged.

Please - a convenient escape goat - no i do not believe it for a second.

Likely story !

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