During an interview on Russian TV, t.A.T.u vocalist Julia Volkova has proclaimed that no man “has the right to be a fag,” reports Instinct Magazine. When asked by the interviewer if she would condemn her son for being gay, the one-hit wonder said: “Yes, I would condemn him, because I believe that a real man must be a real man. God created man for procreation, it is the nature. The man for me is the support, the strength of… I won’t support gay son.”
Although Volkova, who profited off t.A.T.u.’s controversial lesbian-schoolgirl image in 2003, feels that gay men should be condemned, it appears she has no problem with lesbianism: “This only applies to a daughter, not a son,” she says. “In our time, there is a very large number of frivolous girls (and a man can be with a large number of these girls). This is freedom for men. And a man has no right to be a fag. Two girls together – not the same thing as the two men together. It seems to me that lesbians look aesthetically much nicer than two men holding their hands or kissing.”
Volkova went on to say that she isn’t against gay men because they’re still better than murderers. “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 is better than the rest.”
t.A.T.u burst onto the music scene way back in 2003 with their controversial single “All The Things She Said”. The song peaked at number twenty in the United States, becoming the group’s first and only single to chart stateside.