Many are worried about a rare security message issued from the U.S. Embassy Moscow and U.S. Consulate General St. Petersburg earlier today. The warning was issued most likely over two statements Madonna has recently made. One of them being for the group Pussy Riot in saying she feels they should be released from jail and applauded them for standing up for what the believe through their art. The other issue is that gays are not allowed to be talked about in St. Petersburg Russia and she plans on mentioning ‘Gay’.
Madonna recently opened up a fitness center in Moscow Russia but the real security threat comes from St. Petersburg which is not only Putin’s hometown but where you have even less rights for GLBT people. The MDNA World tour has been one of the most controversial tours of all time ranging from her nipple gate, deadmau5, Skrillex, Paul Van Dyk, Elton John, Lady Gaga, and swastika images in France. The tour opens up in Philadelphia on Tuesday, August 28th where it will most likely turn into a political punching ball during an election year.
During the MDNA tour last night in Moscow she performed “Like A Virgin” where she showed her backside with the words of the Russian punk rock band carved. Other artists have also commented on the issues but only after their shows in Russia. Madonna is there now and her fans, dancers, and back up singers are very worried judging from the tweets. We pray for all of the fans and everyone involved in the production staff of the show while all of this is going on.
A twitter response in thanks to the Queen of Pop:
@pussy_riot: DEAR MADONNA! We love you and you just might be changing Russia’s history right now. Thank you and a thousand prayers in return!
More on the Alert:
This is to alert U.S. citizens in Russia who are planning to attend the Madonna concerts in Moscow on Tuesday, August 7, or in St. Petersburg on Thursday, August 9, that the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg has received information regarding a threat of physical violence against spectators and performers at the St. Petersburg concert on August 9. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg have shared the information with appropriate Russian law enforcement authorities. Russian authorities have indicated to the Embassy that they are taking appropriate measures in light of this information. While we expect that enhanced security measures will be put in place at both concerts, U.S. citizens are reminded to remain vigilant regarding their personal security, and to be aware of their surroundings at all times, especially in crowded areas.
Video of Madge’s speech in Moscow Russia regarding the Pussy Riot band: