A city councillor in Russia’s St Petersburg city has accused US pop star Madonna of violating a controversial local law banning “homosexual propaganda” during her concert there.
Vitaly Milonov, author of the law, said the city’s “public organisations” will take either the singer or gig organisers to court.
During her show in St Petersburg on Thursday, Madonna told her fans that homosexuals had the same rights as anyone else to be treated with dignity and tolerance.
At her upcoming show in Saint Petersburg, she has promised to come out in support of the city’s embattled gay community, with pink wristbands to be distributed at the concert.
Madonna Angers Russian Deputy Prime Minister
“Either take off your cross, or put on your knickers,” Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Twitter on Wednesday evening, using an epithet he forebore to spell out to describe the free-wheeling singer.