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    Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:29:30

    Blondie Turned Down Chance to Play 2014 Winter Olympics Gig - They protest Russia's gay politics

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    Thanks, but no thanks. Iconic rockers Blondie turned down the chance to perform at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. They did so to protest Russia's anti-gay politics. The country bans any sort of gay "propaganda" or expression in front of minors and more.

    Singer Debbie Harry posted a tweet featuring a pic of the document showing the group's official Olympics offer. She marked it up, of course.


    Source: https://twitter.com/BlondieOfficial/status/431844025608314880

    Cher also reportedly passed, as well.

    Are you watching the 2014 Winter Olympics?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    02.10.14



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