Remember the Russian girl group t.A.T.u.? They were one hit wonders in 2002, with their single “All The Things She Said”. They rose to popularity due to their support of gay rights and openly admitting they are lesbians. It’s been years since we’ve heard anything from them, and I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I completely forgot that they existed until now.
Yulia Volkova, former member of the group, shocked fans everywhere with her recent statement during an interview regarding gay men. When asked during a recent TV appearance if she would “condemn” her son if he was gay , she replied: “Yes. A man must be a man. It seems to me that lesbians look aesthetically much nicer than two men holding their hands or kissing. [Man] has no right to be a faggot.” Definitely harsh words coming from the singer who was once known for supporting LGBT rights, not to mention she is bisexual.
In 2006, during an interview with the Independent, she stated “Our slogan is to love and it’s not important whom to love. We want to say that a boy can love a boy and a girl can love a girl. If all people would love each other, it would be easier to live in this world. If people are led by hatred and evil, nothing good would happen from this.” So what’s the deal with her sudden change of heart? Fans are truly disappointed and expressed their anger on social media:
“Good to know one of my idols is a complete homophobe, despite her and [Lena Katina] being a beacon of hope for LGBT in Russia.”
” I guess Yulia has become exactly what she preached against.”
“I’m extremely disappointed.”
Some fans are saying this must be Yulia’s desperate attempt to make a comeback. Well, I say she failed miserably.