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Rihanna Offers 'Principle 6' Support for LGBT Russians, Athletes at Sochi: PHOTO


Rihanna is the latest celebrity to don the clothing of the Principle 6 campaign, created as a way to stand in solidarity with LGBT Russians and athletes during the Sochi Games and not violate the country's anti-gay propaganda laws.

Tweeting a photo from her Instagram account wearing a 'P6' cap, Rihanna linked to a Frank Bruni article on the campaign: "#P6 @voguemagazine @alexanderwangny @athleteally ----> #AntiDiscrimination"

Rihanna has nearly 46 million followers on her Instagram and Twitter accounts combined.

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  1. Rihanna is the latest athlete???

    Posted by: ny2.0 | Feb 16, 2014 10:12:06 AM

  2. She's the latest "athlete?" Did you mean she's the latest celebrity? Or did she have an athletic career before she became an entertainer?

    Posted by: El | Feb 16, 2014 10:18:10 AM

  3. Thanks, RiRi!

    Posted by: JeffRob | Feb 16, 2014 10:19:16 AM

  4. If she could just be more vocal about this issue. Cyndi Lauper already supported P6 few weeks ago.

    Posted by: Josh | Feb 16, 2014 10:19:42 AM

  5. If she could just be more vocal about this issue. Cyndi Lauper already supported P6 few weeks ago.

    Posted by: Josh | Feb 16, 2014 10:19:42 AM

  6. Ok, I see its been corrected. Was wondering if she does the ski jump or something.

    Posted by: ny2.0 | Feb 16, 2014 10:24:54 AM

  7. But Beenie Man and Sizzla are cool?

    Posted by: John | Feb 16, 2014 11:32:55 AM

  8. Rhianna, you go, girl!

    Posted by: RonCharles | Feb 16, 2014 1:05:27 PM

  9. Good for her.

    Posted by: Sergio | Feb 16, 2014 1:19:28 PM

  10. or it would be super-cool if she came out

    Posted by: spark | Feb 16, 2014 3:22:43 PM

  11. I think she's generally a cool, funny chick. This only raises my estimation of her.

    Posted by: Mikey | Feb 16, 2014 3:23:16 PM

  12. Wow. This will really protect those gay people in Russia. As a crowbar comes crashing down on some gay guy's skull, he can take solace in Rihanna's stylish tweet. This goes right up there with yesterday's story about how a few members of Congress posed for photos with NoH8, again "in solidarity" with the Russians. Those beaten and bloodied Russians are truly blessed to have such an abundance of VIPs posing for photographs!

    Posted by: David | Feb 16, 2014 3:32:46 PM

  13. As usual, someone like "David" has to whine that someone who helps isn't good enough for him. It's like the homeless guy that bitches when you only gave him a 5 instead of a 20.

    Posted by: Oh vey | Feb 16, 2014 4:05:51 PM

  14. Is Rihanna starting to feel guilty for collaborating twice with homophobe Eminem? Go away, Rihanna.

    Posted by: said | Feb 16, 2014 4:30:38 PM

  15. Rihanna is also a fan of Beenie Man, who has called for violence against glbt's.

    Posted by: said | Feb 16, 2014 4:34:23 PM

  16. @David: Is Rihanna friends with Putin or Yoweri Museveni? If not, what exactly are you expecting her to do that would help gay people in Russia, Uganda, or the countless other places where we are oppressed?

    Posted by: alex | Feb 16, 2014 6:27:48 PM

  17. It's good to see Rihanna proclaiming herself an ally of LGBT. That is good enough for me. She has a lot of fans/followers and media attention. It's not like she's required to send in Navy Team Seal 6 to take out Putin or personally rescue Russian LGBT people.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Feb 16, 2014 8:31:56 PM

  18. I wonder how much Rihanna got paid to perform this stunt.

    Posted by: said | Feb 16, 2014 8:47:45 PM

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