Tatu singer Yulia Volkova has said that she would refuse to accept a gay son in her family. The comments were made during a TV interview in which the singer made a number of homophobic comments.
Volkova, who rose to fame kissing bandmate Lena Katina in the video for 2002 single ‘All The Things She Said’, made the comments during an appearance on a Russian TV talk show. See below to watch footage from the interview translated into English now.
During the course of the interview, Volkova is asked if she would condemn her son if he was gay, to which she responded: “Yes, I would condemn him, because I believe that a real man must be a real man.”
“God created man for procreation,” she continued, “it is the nature. The man for me is the support, the strength of… I won’t accept a gay son.”
Volkova then said that while she “condemns” gay men, she does not hold the same view when it comes to gay female couples. “I think for men it’s a bad freedom,” she said. “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. 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 is a little better than the rest.”