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Stephen Colbert Threatens To Dust Off His Red, White And Blue Nut-Hugger Because Russia Won't Tolerate The Gays: VIDEO


Wednesday night, former savior of the Winter Olympics Stephen Colbert weighed in on the controversy surrounding the Sochi Olympics and Russia's anti-gay laws, highlighting the staunch show of support for the LGBT community from the IOC:

"Now this anti-gay legislation has caused outrage and in response the International Olympic Committee has bravely stood up to Putin and said, 'Whatever you want, Vlad'...All the Olympic Committee is saying is that being gay is an act of protest because what are gay men doing but boycotting women. The IOC is just asking gay athletes to knock it off for a couple of weeks. Just like at the '36 Olympic games Hitler asked Jesse Owens to ease off on the black. Don't be so 'out there!' But to be safe I think they should bring the Olympics back to their Greek roots where nothing gay ever happened."

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  1. Need to take it to the corporate sponsors...found this on FB....

    DUMP Coca-Cola!!

    "Stoli Dump" brought headlines worldwide, how about taking a GIANT corporate sponsor of the 2014 Sochi Olympics (and IOC commercial 'TOP Partner') to task...namely Coca-Cola? What if gay owned bars, restaurants, businesses and those in alliance and supportive of the gay community quit selling Coca-Cola products? Would it make a huge financial impact on the multi-billion dollar worldwide corporation? Probably not, but it would make a statement and a public relations nightmare, one that the corporation would need to address. Face it, when you order a 'Rum & Coke', do you really know if you are getting Coca-Cola? It won't affect gay consumers, there are always alternatives, but it will the Coca-Cola Corporation. Help make this a worldwide movement, like Stoli...share, if you believe, and dump Coca-Cola!

    Face it, corporations have no friends, just profits. Are you really going to believe a company that states they support gay rights, while at the same time supporting a repressive Russian government and IOC?

    Posted by: CB | Aug 16, 2013 7:57:31 AM

  2. It's all about (and ONLY about) the money to them, the sponsors. Not human dignity (or life, even). Aim for the dollar sign and you affect change. Cynical, but true.

    Posted by: Geoff | Aug 16, 2013 10:48:08 AM

  3. Colbert: Funny as usual! Ridicule is a great response to dangerous people like Czar Putin and his authoritarian regime.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 16, 2013 2:43:28 PM

  4. I sort of enjoy thinking about the quandary older US conservatives must be experiencing right now. Most of them still have that Cold War era attitude hating the "Russkies". Now they have choose between seeing an oppressive Russian regime as an ally in homophobia or actually (gasp) evolving so they don't have something in common with Putin.

    Posted by: JayCrowe | Aug 16, 2013 4:18:41 PM

  5. If human dignity had anything to do with it there would be no gay sex. Go Colbert.

    Posted by: PJ | Aug 16, 2013 10:02:11 PM

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