Gotta love Cher!
In 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.
“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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