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Russian pop duo t.A.T.u opens up Sochi Winter Olympics

By Jessica Zysberg,

Russian pop duo t.A.T.u made a comeback today by opening the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi.

The duo features singers Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova. The group is known for their 2003 hit song, “Not Gonna Get Us.”

However, there is a twist to the show. The Russian Olympic team will walk into the group’s 2003 hit song, but during their warm-up show. It is ironic that they are the performers of choice because Russia is known for its anti-gay laws. The group has explored lesbian and gay topics throughout their career.

Us Weekly notes that in 2003, the group made a music video for their single "All The Things She Said," in which both singers played lovers. They were kissing in the rain during the video. The lyrics of the song also go into homosexuality and bisexuality.

Huffington Post reports that the ceremony will have the “dynamic” element due to the chosen performers for this year. Much attention will be drawn to the “pseudo-lesbian” pop duo. There is an outrage currently because Russia has a law banning gay “propaganda” to minors.

The Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony took place today and will air on NBC tonight at 8 p.m.

image: Wikimedia Commons

 

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