The Latvian singer Laima Vaikule stated that her words about the refusal to go on tour to the Crimea were misinterpreted and distorted. She noted that she did not want to interfere in politics, and statements on the peninsula were banned by the Latvian authorities. The singer described this in an interview with NTV.
"When I was asked:" Laima, if you are invited, will you go to Crimea? "- I said," We are forbidden. "And it makes me furious that people who are lazy to look on the internet, whether I'm right or wrong, say something out loud and behave ugly, I just said," No, our law forbids it. "And this is where, "explained Vaikule.
According to the singer she will be able to perform in the Crimea, when the Latvian authorities lift an appropriate ban. "I love my audience, is it possible to be against someone? I am always pro & # 39; s and do not involve myself in politics," she said.
Mid-August, during a tour to Odessa, Vaikule said at a press conference that she would not go to the peninsula, regardless of the compensation she received, the newspaper "Dumskaya" reported. The words of the singer caused a violent reaction to social networks, the singer collapsed with harsh criticism.