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Lady Gaga to Russia: 'Why Didn't You Arrest Me When You Had the Chance?'


Earlier today Towleroad reported that Lady Gaga and Madonna had been put under investigation by Russian authorities for not obtaining appropriate visas for their recent visits in what is being seen as a veiled warning to artists that pro-gay activism in the country will be punished.

Lady Gaga is now firing back on Twitter:

"Sending bravery to LGBTs in Russia. The rise in government abuse is archaic. Hosing teenagers with pepper spray? Beatings? Mother Russia?... The Russian government is criminal. Oppression will be met with revolution. Russian LGBTs you are not alone. We will fight for your freedom... Why didn't you arrest me when you had the chance, Russia? Because you didn't want answer to the world?"

Above, Gaga's cover art for her upcoming single "Applause".


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  1. Lady Gaga should do a new version of the Beatles' "Back In The USSR". Only change some of the words a bit.

    Posted by: Peter | Aug 5, 2013 5:02:44 PM

  2. "Answer to the world" over Gaga? Give me a break.

    Posted by: Josh | Aug 5, 2013 5:10:00 PM

  3. Lady Gaga's Damaging Secrets -- Hidden From Public Forever … via @TMZ

    Posted by: Josh | Aug 5, 2013 5:14:34 PM

  4. Sort of off topic, but that pic of her is amazing.

    Posted by: Kyle | Aug 5, 2013 5:15:20 PM

  5. exquisite, right on.

    Posted by: Gilbert | Aug 5, 2013 5:18:09 PM

  6. GO LADY GAGA! She and Madonna should join forces on this. She is bringing this to light - and YES, if she were arrested then Russia WOULD answer to the world. Too many people don't even know this is happening - an arrest of a major world-recognized star would put this abuse front and center

    Posted by: reality | Aug 5, 2013 5:19:53 PM

  7. The Russian government is criminal - from top to bottom - I'll give her that.

    Posted by: Jeff | Aug 5, 2013 5:23:23 PM

  8. Whether you like her or not you f*cktards who just come here to bash her forget she has a huge following. Have you been to a Gaga concert? It's the closest thing to a 60's "love-in" this generation is ever gonna get.

    Posted by: QJ201 | Aug 5, 2013 5:32:44 PM

  9. "Sort of off topic, but that pic of her is amazing."

    Been done. Scary Monsters

    Posted by: tranquilo | Aug 5, 2013 6:13:05 PM

  10. Go Russia!

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 5, 2013 6:33:24 PM

  11. 'Been done. Scary Monsters'

    That's what post-modernism is. Go to art history class.

    Posted by: Dan Zam | Aug 5, 2013 6:40:54 PM

  12. What a self-involved cocaine addict twit. She does nothing but exploit the gay comnunity by using them as marketing pawns.

    Posted by: setup | Aug 5, 2013 7:10:57 PM

  13. I think if Gaga, or Madonna, or any Olympic athlete were arrested for gay propaganda (not sex in the streets but actual speech), the condemnation from much of the Western World would be swift and crushing.

    Posted by: Kevin_BGFH | Aug 5, 2013 7:44:51 PM

  14. gaga, pack your bags, head to russia, and let them arrest you. that's making a statement. a tweet from your mansion in LA falls short.

    Posted by: Dlame | Aug 5, 2013 7:46:47 PM

  15. At least she's doing something instead of bitching on an interweb blog.

    Posted by: greenfuzz | Aug 5, 2013 9:57:34 PM

  16. They don't want her either.

    Posted by: brion | Aug 5, 2013 11:55:31 PM

  17. "gaga, pack your bags, head to russia, and let them arrest you. that's making a statement. a tweet from your mansion in LA falls short."

    DLAME, your comment falls shorter. You couldn't even muster a tweet.

    Posted by: David | Aug 6, 2013 1:18:07 AM

  18. Lady Gaga appears to be faking her concern for gay rights. Must have a new album coming out....

    Posted by: Brian | Aug 6, 2013 2:39:26 AM

  19. @Dam Zam

    So now I have to go to an art history class to appreciate Lady Gaga. Wow.

    Posted by: tranquilo | Aug 6, 2013 3:52:17 AM

  20. She should be arrested for wearing that makeup.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 6, 2013 7:18:57 AM

  21. What a lovely gathering of trolls this item has attracted. There's Jealous Troll, Spiteful Troll, Bitchy Troll, Facetious Troll, Fashion Troll and Homophobic Troll. Lulz anyone?

    Posted by: Betty Treacle | Aug 6, 2013 12:16:24 PM

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