Madonna has actually declared she was fined $1 million (₤800,000) by the Russian government for openly supporting LGBTQ+ rights throughout a performance in the nation in 2012.
The Style vocalist provided a moving speech, applauding love and liberty and comparing LGBTQ+ battles to the civil rights motion in the 1960 s, when she carried out in St. Petersburg as part of her MDNA Trip.
While at the time it was reported that Madonna was to be fined $17,000 (₤13,500) over the event, she took to social media on Monday to expose it was really a much greater quantity.
Sharing a clip from the performance and exposing the fine, she tweeted: “I made this speech at a concert in St. Petersburg 8 years ago. I was fined 1 million dollars by The government for supporting the Gay community.”
“I never paid,” Madonna firmly insisted, along with the hashtags “#freedomofspeech #powertothepeople #mdna”.
Madonna has actually been a long-lasting advocate for the LGBTQ+ neighborhood and was honoured with the GLAAD Advocate for Modification Award for her continuous advocacy in 2015.
In her speech at the 2012 performance, she informed the crowd: “I’m here to say that the gay community, and gay people, here and all around the world, have the same rights (as everyone else)… the same rights to be treated with dignity, with respect, with tolerance, with compassion, with love”.
Prior to her check out to Russia, authorities were thinking about an expense which forbade promoting homosexuality to children. It was ultimately passed in 2013.