Bogus ‘lesbian’ pop duo Tatu have staged a reunion at Vladimir Putin’s favourite football club in spite of endeavours from his fanatics have the pair cancelled as ‘LGBT propaganda’.
Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina, now equally 38, rose to stardom in 1999 – the very same 12 months the Russian despot first came to electric power.
Tatu were being greatest regarded for their 2002 monitor All The Matters She Explained which prompted worldwide controversy for its steamy music online video in which Yulia and Lena portrayed an underage lesbian pair.
In the video clip, the pair were found in schoolgirl outfits, kissing passionately in the rain, when being watched by their friends.
ITV even refused to perform the clip on Ant and Dec’s morning tunes display CD:Uk, insisting: ‘It is not definitely suitable for kids.’
Phony ‘lesbian’ pop duo Tatu have staged a reunion (pictured) at Vladimir Putin’s favorite soccer club Zenit Saint Petersburg
Yulia Volkova (still left) and Lena Katina (ideal), now both 38, rose to stardom in 1999 – the very same 12 months the Russian despot very first arrived to energy
Tatu skyrocketed to intercontinental fame in 2002 with All The Issues She Said but it induced important controversy
Doing yesterday for the initial time considering the fact that their final reunion in 2016, Tatu sang Not Gonna Get us before Gazprom-backed Zenit St Petersburg’s clash with Spartak Moscow which the household aspect received 3-2, sealing a fifth Russian Leading League title in a row.
Tatu arrived out of retirement as Putin’s censors look for to expunge any trace of their band amid a hardline crackdown on LGBT propaganda, portion of a wave of repressions in Russia all through the war in Ukraine.
Talking ahead of the match in entrance of countless numbers of Russian supporters, they sang: ‘Nothing can prevent this, ‘Not now, I love you’, ‘They’re not gonna get us’.’
Yulia is now a mother of two while Lena, now married to millionaire businessman Dmitry Spiridonov, was visibly pregnant with her second child.
Tatu has not existed because 2011, while they did reunite for a special efficiency 7 yrs ago.
In spite of this, they are subjected to a crackdown on Kremlin-obedient VK social media.
Ardently professional-Putin MP Tatiana Butskaya, 47, is demanding a complete ban on Tatu content material, arguing that the duo’s creative imagination ‘promoted’ similar-sex interactions.
Tatu has not existed due to the fact 2011, despite the fact that they did reunite for a special general performance 7 decades ago
As Tatu arrived again together, Vladimir Putin’s fanatics known as on the group to be cancelled as ‘LGBT propaganda’
Tatu sang Not Gonna Get us ahead of Gazprom-backed Zenit St Petersburg’s clash with Spartak Moscow which the household side won 3-2, sealing a fifth Russian title in a row
‘Never in my life in our childhood did it occur to me that a girl could be with a lady, right up until Tatu popped up,’ claimed Butskaya.
Ladies began to ‘hold hands’ and this turned usual, explained Butskaya, a paediatrician and deputy chairman of the Russian parliament’s committee on family members, gals and little ones.
She informed a meeting: ‘A song is not just a rhythm and phrases, it’s “Appear at me, do as I do, try out, it can be all right”.’
The MP has even compared homosexuality with liver illness and tooth decay. ‘A boy should really appear like a boy, a woman must search like a female,’ she mentioned.
‘And if you have a ailment, then it must be dealt with, and not bragged about.
‘A boy really should be like a boy, a female should really be like a girl.’
But her hero Putin employed Yulia and Lena at the opening of the Russian Winter Olympics in 2014, when the pair obtained back with each other.
Lena (pictured) is now married to millionaire businessman Dmitry Spiridonov
Yulia (pictured), also an actress, has sought in vain to be elected in Putin’s celebration with an formal calling her ‘bold’ and ‘professional’
The new wave of censoriousness coincides with the war in Ukraine – and they are held to be an instance of the West poisoning Russia with alien values.
The pair induced a storm in Britain and in other places when they burst on to the global scene kissing and cuddling on stage even though putting on scanty faculty uniforms.
Yulia, also an actress, has sought in vain to be elected in Putin’s party with an formal contacting her ‘bold’ and ‘professional’.
‘Yes, I have sinned, manufactured mistakes, but I usually uncovered the way by soreness, tears and suffering…,’ she claimed at the time. Yulia has not dominated out a new bid to be an MP.
The singer confronted backlash after showing on Russian Television clearly show Lie Detector in 2014 after stating she would condemn her son if he arrived out as gay.
‘Yes, I would condemn him, because I feel that a serious gentleman ought to be a authentic person,’ she was translated as saying.
Ardently professional-Putin MP Tatiana Butskaya, 47, is demanding a comprehensive ban on Tatu information, arguing that the duo’s creative imagination ‘promoted’ similar-sex associations.
‘Never in my lifestyle in our childhood did it manifest to me that a lady could be with a girl, right up until Tatu popped up,’ claimed Butskaya (pictured)
‘God designed male for procreation, it is the mother nature. The guy for me is the assist, the toughness of… I will not likely settle for a gay son.’
In a bid to justify her feeling, she added: ‘And a male has no proper to be a f*g. Two ladies jointly – not the exact same issue as the two males together. It seems to me that lesbians look aesthetically a lot nicer than two males holding their fingers or kissing.
In Britain, she enraged Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan who released a marketing campaign to ban the All The Things She Reported movie.
At their height of fame, the pair defied their critics and topped the charts in lots of Western nations as properly as Russia.