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Lady Gaga tells Tom Daley ‘We shouldn’t be going to Sochi at all’ because of anti-gay law

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  1. glasgow1975 6 Dec 2013, 7:51pm

    yet more ignorance from this idiot, jumping on the bandwagon despite the fact she’d probably never heard of Tom Daley before or the fact that diving isn’t a Winter Olympics Sport.

    1. You sad man.

  2. I feel sorry for Tom already. These A holes are going to try and mess him up

  3. Go away Gags, your album is flopping, stop pretending you care about gay people, you only want to sell your albums.

    1. You are damaged.

      1. de Villiers 7 Dec 2013, 11:53pm

        Disgusting for gay people to call other gay people self-loathing. Disgusting.
        We are ALL gay and come in all shapes and sizes.

  4. I love Gaga, And i love Tom, but excluding ourselves from events would be going in the wrong direction, wouldn’t it?

  5. He should go and WIN the gold to show that gay people are more then lip service

    1. Aunty Babs 7 Dec 2013, 3:15am

      Win in what? skating? skiing? tobogganing? The Eurovision Song Contest perhaps? He’s a diver…diving is NOT a winter Olympic Sport.

    2. PantoHorse 7 Dec 2013, 1:07pm

      Gay people are more than lip service? What does that even mean?

  6. glasgow1982 7 Dec 2013, 3:45am

    Feel Gaga should be better prepared to show by her actions rather than her words. She went and performed in moscow after anti gay laws were introduced yes she made a stand so why then tell others not to….???

  7. mIKE - New Zealand 7 Dec 2013, 4:07am

    New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup, says a boycott would hurt the athletes themselves more than Russia. “I don’t support a boycott at all,” he said. “I believe the greatest way to bring about change is to have a presence. Being present in Sochi is going to be greater for the cause than not being there at all.”

    1. BlokeToys 7 Dec 2013, 1:49pm

      It would have an impact if athletes were permitted to make a protest, but they’re not. The IOC and Russia itself have both promised punishment for any Olympic athlete who dares to draw any attention to the homophobia in Russia.

      When people are being silenced and their opinions are a criminal offense, NOTHING good can come from participating.

      Athletes seem to be saying that their right to compete is more important than basic Human Rights and the abuses being carried out in Russia, to me that’s sickening.

      1. But they could go, win medals and then refuse to accept them as a protest.

    2. Christopher in Canada 7 Dec 2013, 1:56pm

      Isn’t that the same as Thatcher and Reagan still trading with South Africa in the 80’s, while the rest of the world maintained an embargo?

      1. BlokeToys 7 Dec 2013, 2:02pm

        I’m not sure what your point is with that statement. I agree that ignoring the embargo on SA was a bad decision on the part of the UK and US, but then again it’s been shown that this didn’t have much of an impact on the SA leadership of the time anyway. They were far to racist and stubborn and would rather see their country implode than accept the end of apartheid. SA was on the verge of civil war by that point.

        The sporting ban on SA did far more than the economic sanctions ever would have. It was like banning Australia or Pakistan from Cricket. It was a devastating blow to millions in the country who couldn’t celebrate any sporting achievements for a long time and brought international attention to what was happening.

        So, the same could work against Russia, if only our sportspeople had spines!

  8. You really should read up before you clatter on about a subject you know nothing about – ‘ooohh GaGa spoke and we must smash anyone one who disagrees’ – DALEY IS NOT, NOR EVER WAS GOING TO COMPETE IN THE WINTER OLYMPICS – He’s a diver that’s someone who jumps into water you silly, silly people!

    You have ‘thumbed down’ all the rational comments pointing out the same thing – I am embarrassed for you!

    1. BlokeToys 7 Dec 2013, 1:52pm

      If you read the article again, this is not simply about Daley. This is an opinion being expressed against those participating in the Winter Olympics. The wording of this piece doesn’t even indicate that she’s ignorant of him not being in Sochi.

      Why is it so hard for people to read and comprehend words? You’re reading into this article things that were not actually said.

  9. These are winter sport olympics no?
    I feel certain that sprayed on budgie snugglers and diving are not part of it.
    Please correct me if I am wrong.

    1. BlokeToys 7 Dec 2013, 1:58pm

      That’s not the point, she is talking about Tom not being involved in any competitions in the future being hosted by homophobic nations, and talking about her disappointment of British athletes attending Sochi.

      Again, why is it so hard for people to actually read and understand English language? She seems to be talking about two different things in this article, it is the commenters who seem to be combining the two to try to paint her as ignorant.

      Having not seen the interview, perhaps there is some confusion on her part. But this article doesn’t show that, and people are obviously confused about what they have just read.

  10. Hypocritical. She’s just finished a concert over there (made lots of $$$$$$$$$$), sells her music over there (lots of $$$$$$$$$$$$), and merchandise (lots of $$$$$$$$$$$). But no one else should go there? She doesn’t make any sense.

    1. BlokeToys 7 Dec 2013, 1:55pm

      Tours are planned months or even years in advance, merchandise is created and sold by outside companies who have a contractual agreement with the artist to use their image and brand.

      There’s every chance that cancelling the gig AFTER the law came in would have cots millions. Which would be the more appropriate course of action? To attend and make a statement and maybe get some press when the Russian government fights back? Or to lose out on potentially millions through cancellation, and not being able to make any protest at all?

      1. You don’t make any sense either.

        Do you think the athletes should attend and make a statement and maybe get some press when the Russian government fights back?

        Or should the athletes do as gaga says and lose out on potentially millions through cancellation of sponsorship, and not being able to make any protest at all?

        Sounds like you have one rule for gaga, and another for sports people.

        1. The difference being that Gaga has a right to protest and can face the punishment for that in the form of the minor fine and not getting a Visa to return.
          The IOC (International Olympic Committee) has stated for the record that any athlete making any political statement about this will be punished.

          Gaga has not been gagged, our athletes have.

          1. And what do you think the IOC will do – torture them, execute them? or a minor fine and not be able to get a visa to return to russia.

            There is no difference, other than between your two different rules.

  11. floridahank 7 Dec 2013, 9:28pm

    Such stupidity — persons have put in thousands of hours of hard practice in doing what they love and this simple woman who has limited talent is telling everybody how to conduct their athletic talents. Stupid is as stupid does.

  12. I’m sick to death of this woman hijacking any gay cause just in order to bank the Pink Pound. Still, if sales of her new album, ‘ChartDrop’, are anything to go by, her patently transparent strategy is no longer working.

    Goodbye and good riddance, Lady Gaga. You WON’T be missed.

  13. Christopher Coleman 8 Dec 2013, 2:14am

    The modern Olympics are all about nationalism, rather than the individualism of the originals. Let’s just get rid of the Olympics and all the hypocrisy that goes with the games.

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