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Rihanna weighs in with support for ‘Principle 6′ gay rights campaign

Sunday, February 16, 2014

SOCHI, Russia– A campaign for gay rights in Russia and at the Sochi Games is getting some star backing from Rihanna.

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A photo posted on Instagram and linked to Rihanna’s verified Twitter account showed the “We Found Love,” “Diamonds” and “Umbrella” singer wearing a hat with the logo P6.

P6 is the Principle 6 campaign that aims to challenge Russia’s crackdown on gay rights, including its law banning so-called gay “propaganda.” It takes its name from the sixth of seven “fundamental principles” listed in the International Olympic Committee’s charter.

The charter says: “Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.”

Rihanna’s account has more than 34 million followers, giving the P6 campaign a big audience.

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38 more reader comments:

  1. Good lady!

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:11pm
  2. Glad she’s support it, she’s still piece of shit of a person that makes god awful music.

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:13pm
  3. pfft her music is the best haters gonna hate

    Replied on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:58pm
  4. Opinions. And nothing else matters.

    Replied on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:59pm
  5. @ Gal Idan You Dont Like The Music Because You Probably Cant Even Dance Go Take A Back Seat Hater !!!

    Replied on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 6:23pm
  6. I can dance, but I choose to headbang instead. ;)

    Replied on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 6:24pm
  7. Clearly if you do not like their music you are just whatever immature names they decide to call you, and their opinion is 100% fact. I like some of Rihanna's music, and some of her other stuff is really bad. It's just opinion holy shit people, that doesn't make someone a hater. The term hater itself is stupid and immature.

    Replied on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 9:33pm
  8. Hater lmao ….. but at least she is helping produce publicity for sochi

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:14pm
  9. Looooove her even more

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:15pm
  10. Thank you @Rihanna #Rihanna!

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:16pm
  11. We must show our supporters love! <3 RiRi

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:16pm
  12. Love see neither color nor sex.

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:18pm
  13. Oh now we are set! We have rihanna! Because her opinion matters so much because of her education, political background, and history as a strong activis… hahahahaha I couldn’t say it with a straight face!! lol

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:32pm
  14. <3 Rihanna Bajan love!

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:34pm
  15. Phony bitch,sings with Eminem scumbag.

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:34pm
  16. Yay Rihanna!!!!!!!

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:38pm
  17. cool

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:47pm
  18. I’d like to see how she demonstrates her commitment before I form an opinion. Glad she wants to make a difference.

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:52pm
  19. Glad she is for gay rights, too bad she is pro-woman abuse!

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:54pm
  20. No, she's not?

    Replied on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 6:30pm
  21. You don't know much about her, do you O.o

    Replied on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 6:31pm
  22. YOU CAN PISS RIGHT OFF Gal idan, u must be on your period…..

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 5:55pm
  23. As a gay man I really don’t need someone like her to support me! One who doesn’t even know what love is..! Some people’s support isn’t needed and can make a bigger mess!

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 6:07pm
  24. CADDY QUEENS ON HERE !!!! About As Bad As OUR Straight Counter Parts Its Pathetic Of the HATE That Is Spewed On Here She Is Doing Something Good Are You Doing ANYTHING???? Probably NOT So Take A Back Seat !!!!!!

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 6:24pm
  25. I just feel even more in love with Rihanna. She deserved that icon award.

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 6:34pm
  26. People are so ignorant on here. Smh.

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:28pm
  27. You all do know that in order for the gay rights movement to prevail. You need more than just gays on board.

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:32pm
  28. Headbanging that explains a lot ..Gäl Idan

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:40pm
  29. Daveen Meno

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:45pm
  30. so where can general public get one of these hats

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:59pm
  31. I’d love to know how Russia got the games, If this Is part of the Olympic Games Charter, how the Hell was russia successful in hosting the games ? and you idiots who are bagging her because you don’t like her music.. bloody hell, How Old are you? 5 ? Just because you don’t like this or that about someone or what they do, does not mean that person is a piece of shit. It just means they have a different opinion. Damn you lot are pathetic. Reading this, Feels like i’m reading reports from primary school bullies, not supposedly mature adults

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 8:34pm
  32. Yass Rihanna <3

    Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 10:08pm
  33. Thank You Miss R!!

    Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 1:02am
  34. Support is support!

    Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:36am
  35. Lovely I am looking for MM F

    Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 8:03am
  36. MMF

    Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 8:03am
  37. god i hate her, does that mean i have to start liking he now?

    Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 4:27pm
  38. Love her

    Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 4:58pm