Demi Lovato has such a fabulously queer essence, and I love her for it. And she loves the gays! She doesn’t really give a shit what anyone thinks – to the point that she thought it might be fun to have someone in a Vladimir Putin mask kiss another man on stage during her concert in the country. LOVE IT!
From Gay Star News (yes, that’s a real thing):
Russians are attacking Demi Lovato after one of her dancers, wearing a Vladimir Putin mask, kissed another man. During a performance of her Pride anthem, Really Don’t Care, two of her male backing dancers shared a kiss. One of them was naked apart from a portrait of Putin attached to his underwear.
Thousands of her fans tweeted using the hashtag #DemiHurtsRussianLovatics, saying they were angry about the incident.
‘She has no right to act this way. This has nothing to do with politics,’ one said. ‘She should continue singing and leave politicians to deal with their countries laws on their own.
‘What has she achieved?… If she’s trying to protect gay rights, she’d better find another way. Offending the president of a foreign country is unacceptable’.
Others were less than coherent, using social media to send insults and threats over the incident. And others even suggested she should be banned from Russia full stop.
‘Because of this the fans have turned their backs on her and she will very likely be banned from entering out country,’ one said. ‘And then they might ban all foreign artists. Bravo Demi.’
Yo, Russia, y’all really need to chill. You would’ve thought after all that vodka, you’d be a lot more low key – or maybe just too drunk to give a shit. I know it’s their law and she disrespected them, etc, but fuck that. Sorry, I don’t think homophobia is excusable – not when it leads to arrests and violence and even death for some people. I say good for her. Do you, Demi!
Also, for the fans who called this the “most disappointing thing in [their] entire lives”, you probably need to reexamine your lives, I’m thinking. A little perspective goes a long way.