Cher: ‘I immediately said no’ to performing at Olympics in Russia

Gotta love Cher!

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smiling-emoticon-giving-thumbs-upIn a new interview in Canada‘s weekly news magazine Maclean’s, actress and singer Cher said she declined an invitation to open the winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia because of the country’s anti-gay laws.

“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,” she said.

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080508-190616-101007“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,” Cher added.
In the wide-ranging interview, Cher speaks publicly about how she and ex-husband, the late Sonny Bono, were frequently attacked for their appearance in their early days in show business.

“People hated Sonny and I in the early days because we looked and acted so different,” she said.

“Sonny was always…

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