t.A.T.u. Singer Apologizes (Kinda) for 'Fag' Comment

by Jason St. Amand

National News Editor

Tuesday September 23, 2014

The t.A.T.u. singer who came under fire last week for saying she would condemn her son if he grows up to be gay and that a "man has no right to be a fag" sort of apologized for her outrageous marks during a concert in St. Petersburg, Russia on Sept. 20.

According to Gay Star News, Yulia Volkova, who became famous for being a fake lesbian while she was a member the pop duo act t.A.T.u. in the early 00s, performed in St. Petersburg last weekend. Some expected her to apologize for her remarks, which were made on a Russian TV show, especially after fans and activists called her out, but what she came back with was a pretty lame apology:

"I want to say so much to you today, but I think we all need to wait a little bit. I will tell you, but I want to say that it is impossible to love each other and then just forget everything," the singer said, according to GSN. "It is impossible. And I am very happy to see those people here today with whom this relationship survived. And this relationship will go a long long time no matter what.

"The only thing that is important is feeling inside. Its important to hear and to understand and to feel," Volkova added. "I love you very much, honestly, and I never said I don't. I want us to save this love and move on. There are very few truly happy people in this world. Let us create happiness, like we created a long time ago."

The singer's original controversial comments came when a TV host asked if she would love her son if he came out as gay.

"Yes, I would condemn him, because I believe that a real man must be a real man," Volkova, who according to Wikipedia is bisexual, reportedly said. "God created man for procreation, it is the nature. The man for me is the support, the strength of... I won't accept a gay son."

She added that she wouldn't feel the same if her daughter came out as lesbian, later saying: "But! I want to say that I'm not against gays, I just want my son to be a real man, not a fag. I have many gay friends. I believe that being gay is all still better than murderers, thieves or drug addicts. If you choose out of all this, being gay a little better than the rest."

In light of Volkova's remarks, former t.A.T.u. bandmate Lena Katina took to Facebook recently to show her support for the LGBT community.

"Hey, all! I am seeing some comments lately regarding my position about LGBT and my religion," she wrote. "I can say one thing: God is teaching us to live in love, to be tolerant and not to judge other people! And I do so! Love is love and it is a wonderful feeling! I think everybody should be free to love who they love and be with who they want to spend their life with! Xoxo."

t.A.T.u. rose to fame in the early 00s with their song "All the Things She Said," and its controversial music video, which showed the two young women soaking wet in a jail cell, wearing school girl outfits, and making out as onlookers gasped in shock.

The duo also reunited during the Sochi Winter Olympics earlier this year, performing during the event's opening ceremony.

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