Russia Fines Gaga Promoter Over 'Gay Propaganda'
Mom upset her 13-year-old girl saw fake lesbian sex
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2013 10:02 AM CST
Singer Lady Gaga attends her ARTPOP album release and artRave event the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 in New York City.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – A Russian woman complained after her 13-year-old daughter attended a Lady Gaga concert in St. Petersburg last year and was subjected to "advocacy" of drinking alcohol, plus two women pretending to have sex. Sounds fairly tame when it comes to a Gaga show, but apparently not so in Russia: A St. Petersburg court decided to fine the organizers of the show for "propaganda of alcohol consumption and homosexuality," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The judge said the promoter, Planeta Plus, violated a clause in the country's administrative code meant to protect children. The company only has to pay $614, but the ruling means the original complainant can now sue Planeta Plus in criminal court for much more, arguing her daughter suffered "psychic trauma." Local media reports she is considering doing just that; she is an activist with a conservative group, RIA reports; Madonna faced a similar such lawsuit last year and Planeta Plus argues that other performers have boycotted Russia because of the laws.

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Nov 18, 2013 5:31 PM CST
The mom shouldn't have let her daughter go in the first place. A little homework would have informed her of the sickness lady "gag-me" represents. She's an embarassment to our country.
Nov 18, 2013 4:03 PM CST
Luckily, no one in Russia is gay or drinks alcohol. Clearly the only reason they lead the world in per capita vodka consumption is because the government subsidizes potato farmers and then pours the vodka into the sewers to clean them.
Nov 18, 2013 1:41 PM CST
They should send her to Siberia for the rest of her life.