Huffpost Gay Voices

Blondie Nixes Russian Red Rocks Festival Performance In Sochi, Citing 'Human Rights' (PHOTO)

Posted: Updated:
Print Article
BLONDIE RUSSIA CONCERT
Debbie Harry and Blondie perform at Amnesty International's "Bringing Human Rights Home" Concert at the Barclays Center on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) | Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

It seems Blondie's Debbie Harry has joined fellow pop icons Madonna, Cher and Lady Gaga in speaking out against Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" law.

Though details of the nixed gig aren't clear, Blondie posted its response after an apparent offer to perform at the Red Rocks Festival in Sochi, Russia on both Facebook and Twitter. Take a look below:

As blogger Joe. My. God. points out, the Scissor Sisters headlined Sochi's Red Rocks Festival in 2012, a year before the "gay propaganda" law took effect.

The Associated Press is reporting that Russian police detained 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists in Moscow on the opening day of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, four LGBT activists were reportedly arrested in St. Petersburg after allegedly unfurling a banner quoting the Olympic Charter's ban on discrimination, according to reports.

Blondie recently performed at Out Magazine's annual OUT 100 party last fall, and also played Amnesty International's Feb. 5 concert for human rights in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Also on HuffPost:

Stars Sound Off On Russia's Anti-Gay Law
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction