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Lesbian Russian Pop Duo t.A.T.u. to Perform in the Olympics Opening Ceremony

In what may come as a surprise to some, Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. known for its lesbian image will be part of the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony this week in Sochi, Russia.

Russia has come under fire in the past year due to its law that bans spreading "gay propaganda" to children. However, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the music of t.A.T.u., comprised of band members Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova, will be featured in the Olympics opening ceremony on February 7 in Russia.

Sources say that Russia's athletes will enter the stadium while t.A.T.u.'s hit 2003 song, "Not Gonna Get Us," is playing. The music duo will reportedly also perform at a warm-up show that won't air on international TV.

t.a.T.u. rose to fame in 2003 with "Not Gonna Get Us," which hit number one on the U.S. dance chart. The song's video showed the two kissing each other while wearing schoolgirl outfits. Both of the women in the duo later married men; one member had a baby but later divorced.

Are you surprised that t.A.T.u.'s song will play at the Olympics opening ceremony? And do you think t.A.T.u. will do anything controversial at the Olympics?

Source: Wall Street Journal

02.5.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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