Apple Distributed Free Copies Of U2 Album Just To Promote Gayism, Says A Russian Politician
According to a Russian politician, Alexander Starovoitov, Apple is distributing “gay propaganda” to adolescents; he wants Russia’s attorney general to question Apple on the matter.
The roots of the controversy are connected to last year’s release of U2’s latest album by Apple. About 500 million copies of the album were distributed among iTunes users. Mr Starovoitov asserts that Apple spammed youth with illegal content.
Many of the receivers of the ‘gift’ also didn’t like it and protested.
Automatic downloading was seriously criticized by masses. Responding to a relevant query, frontman Bono said: “I had this beautiful idea and we kind of got carried away with ourselves, Artists are prone to that kind of thing.”
Straovoitov denounces the album cover saying it promotes homosexuality between men. In the controversial album cover, Larry Mullen Jr has been shown hugging his 18-year-old son who is half naked. The group explains that it is a metaphorical representation of album’s theme of “how holding on to your own innocence is a lot harder than holding on to someone else’s.” But this explanation is not agreeable for Starovoitov.
Now the matter has gone one step further to the denouncement as the newspaper Izvestia has reported that a lawyer named Evgeny Tonky is set to take Apple to the courts as he wants the Cupertino company pertaining to compensation for moral damage on behalf of his son.
Apple might have to face serious consequences, i-e fine of 1 million roubles (£13,000) or 3 months ban in Russia if, at all, it is convicted for promoting gayism.