While Cher refuses to perform in Russia and Elton John feels morally obligated to perform in Russia, one teen sensation has remained mum about her two upcoming performances. Selena Gomez, who is set to highlight two concerts in both Moscow and St. Petersburg next week, hasn’t spoken about her two upcoming concerts or if she plans to pull a Madonna and speak up for the gay and lesbian community there. The petition was launched by John Gomez, a fan, LGBT-rights activist, and blogger, who writes: “Singer Selena Gomez is a talented, award-winning pop superstar with a Top 10 album and multiple hit singles under her belt, as well as a worldwide following of devoted fans. By speaking out, Selena can let LGBT folks in Russia know that we stand with them.”
If you think the “Come and Get It” singer should take action against Russia’s anti-gay propaganda laws, click here to sign.
UPDATE: The Russian government refused to give Gomez a visa. According to the Moscow Times:
U.S. pop star Selena Gomez has been forced to cancel two concerts in Russia after indirectly falling victim to Russia’s anti-gay law, concert organizers said Thursday.
Gomez failed to secure a Russian visa after the government tightened the visa regime for foreign musicians in response to Madonna’s and Lady Gaga’s decisions to openly support gays during their shows in Russia last year, the organizers told RIA Novosti.