cher 300x131 Cher Rejects Offer To Perform At Sochi Olympics

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Go, Cher!

In an interview with MacLean’s, she revealed that she had been asked to be an “ambassador” to the Olympics and open the show there:

Q: What do you think about what’s going on in Russia right now?

A: I can’t name names but my friend called who is a big oligarch over there, and asked me if I’d like to be an ambassador for the Olympics and open the show. I immediately said no. I want to know why all of this gay hate just exploded over there. He said the Russian people don’t feel the way the government does.

Sorry, Russia. Your government will increasingly see that, when they behave as they have on human rights issues, your nation’s ability to have nice things will diminish.

[h/t Joe]