Not very long ago, Madonna decided to plead in favor of democracy and argued that the Russian government was wrong in putting one of the country's punk bands behind bars, on account of their making/singing some nasty comments about Vladimir Putin.
Rumor has it that Madonna's loud and clear argument in favor of human rights has now come back to haunt her, as the celebrity received some threats having to do with her upcoming concert in St. Petersburg.
For those unaware, the concert is scheduled to take place on the 9th of August, so little time remains to implement strict security measures.
Therefore, US high officials urge the American citizens who will be attending this show to be on the lookout for anything that might seem out of the ordinary.
reports, the US Embassy in Russia wished to highlight the fact that concert-goers must “remain vigilant regarding their personal security.”
Interestingly enough, it seems that Madonna's show in Moscow, which took place just yesterday, also ran considerable risk of being disturbed by violent acts carried out by people who don't agree with the singer's views on personal freedom and free speech.
According to the Wisconsin Gazette
, the note sent by the US Embassy to the American citizens who presently find themselves in Russia read as follows:
“While we expect that enhanced security measures will be put in place at both concerts, U.S. citizens are reminded to remain vigilant regarding their personal security, and to be aware of their surroundings at all times, especially in crowded areas.”
It comes as absolutely no surprise that, in spite of these threats, Madonna chose to remain true to her opinions and did not back down on her former statements regarding the unfair treatment of said Russian punk band.
As she puts it, “I'm a freedom fighter.”