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Fuck Russia. We can boycott the Olympics and Homophobia from home while spending our own dollars in our own “homophobic” country.
So are they saying that we should Eat at Chick Fil Et but don’t eat homophobia?
This is oddly ridiculous. When Mr. Smith and Mr. Carlos took part in the Olympics, it wasn’t illegal to be black. And I’m pretttty sure if we get the entire Olympics shut down because it’s illegal to be gay in Russia it’ll make more of a statement against homophobia than raising supportive fists on a podium.
@RomanHans: What is “oddly ridiculous” is to think that we can shut down the Olympics! Do we really want to do that anyway? The percentage of LGB persons among athletes is surely higher than in the general population. Let’s not forget that the Olympics began in a culture that treated gays and straights equally! And who wants to give up all of that eye candy on TV?
Boycott Russian products! I’ve heard the focus is on Russian Vodka. Protest outside of Russian embassies around the world and at the Olympics itself! That will certainly draw attention to the plight of our gay brothers and sisters in Russia!
@Cam: I think so, that’s what it sounds like to me.
Anyway, it’s hopeless, a boycott is not going to work, not that I think we shouldn’t boycott Russia, but most people just don’t care so it’s not going to happen, hell do straight people even know about the anti-gay laws in Russia?
@Rock2XL: Okay, so you say a lot of gay athletes will go to the Russian Olympics. You really think so, considering they could be arrested — and put in a Russian jail — for saying, “I’m gay and proud”?
And I don’t think it’s “oddly ridiculous” to think we can shut down the Olympics. Any athlete with a smidgen of integrity would refuse to compete if gay athletes can’t participate for fear of arrest.
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