Why Russia banned BTS

Russia has banned BTS from entering the country due to their LGBT+ support.

The Russian government has banned BTS from entering the country due to the band’s alleged promotion of LGBT+ rights. The ban comes after some Russian politicians claimed that the band was promoting “homosexual propaganda” in their music and videos, according to CNN.

The BBC reports that an official document was published on Monday, September 9th, which lists BTS as one of 83 artists who are now banned from entering Russia.

The Independent reports that this is due to a law which prohibits foreign citizens who have used their position to “undermine [the] security of the Russian state” or spread “propaganda of non traditional sexual relations among minors” into Russia.

Why did Lucy Gray leave Snow

Lucy Gray left Snow in March 2021.

Snow lead singer Lucy Gray has announced that she is leaving the band. The singer shared the news via Twitter, writing: “It’s with a heavy heart that I have to announce I am leaving Snow. It has been an incredible journey and a dream come true to be able to play music and travel the world with my best friends, but now it’s time for me to go back home and be with my family again. Thank you so much for all your support over the years.”

Gray is leaving just months after Snow released their first album in four years, “Coming Home”. The album features her song “Whiteout”, which she wrote about her struggles with postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter in 2018.