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Lady Gaga Urges Boycott of Sochi Olympics

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Amidst congratulations to British diver Tom Daley on his recent coming out, Lady Gaga recently shared her feelings on the Olympics, in particular why she's advocating for a boycott of Sochi. From The Independent:

“I don’t think that we should be going to the Olympics at all,” she told Alan Carr on his Channel 4 show Chatty Man.

“I mean, I would never take anything away from [the athlete’s] hard work, I just think it is absolutely wrong for so many countries to send money and economy in the way of a country that doesn’t support gays.”

“They pepper spray and beat them in Russia,” she added.

Despite the fact that Daley, a diver, does not compete in the Winter Olympics, she continued: “It made me very sad to see the pain that some of the gay kids are in in Russia, and for the world to send their finest for the Olympics… I can’t, it just feels so wrong and sad. I hate saying that, because I’m so excited for those like Tom Daley to go and to win and to rejoice.”

Asked whether she would ever go back to the country for a visit, she said: “I don’t think I’m even allowed in anymore because I screamed ‘I’m gay, arrest me’ on stage last time I was there, so…”

Last December, amidst fears that her show would prominently feature "gay propaganda," Gaga told a crowd in Moscow, "You can be gay in my house."


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What To Watch This Week on TV: Sound of Music; Gaga for Thanksgiving; Babs in Brooklyn - VIDEO

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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— Skip the Black Friday crowds and settle in with a legend. Relive Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn on Great Performances, Friday at 9 p.m. Eastern on PBS.

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Lady Gaga and R. Kelly Spark Presidential Instagram Scandal in the Oval Office: VIDEO

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Lady Gaga and R. Kelly got down with some naughty action in the Oval Office on the American Music Awards, referencing, at least visually, JFK's affair with Marilyn Monroe.

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LGBT Ally Weird Al Yankovic Gave 'Born This Way' Proceeds to HRC: VIDEO

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At a signing for Weird Al Yankovic's new book My Teacher and Me, podcaster Jeff for Justice talked to the legendary parody singer about his Lady Gaga spoof single "Perform This Way" and why he decided to donate all proceeds of the song to the Human Rights Campaign.

Said Yankovic:

Screen Shot 2013-11-22 at 12.56.11 PM"'Born This Way' is such a positive song I felt this bad about doing a parody of it and I wanted to show that my heart was in the right place. I wasn't making fun of the cause, or concept, or anything like that. It was all in good fun and I thought that by donating to the HRC that would show that it was all in good fun."

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