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Rosie O’Donnell Wonders If American Athletes Should Go To Sochi And Wear Rainbow Flags As A Statement

rosie094995 I have really mixed feelings about it. Part of me feels yes, we should boycott it. And part of me feels trepidation about all those athletes, some of whom are gay, who have spent their entire lives waiting for this moment that only comes once every four years. Would it be better if America went there and everyone wore a rainbow flag on their arms? I don’t know. It’s a very tough decision. You know, when I hear those stories about what’s going on in Russia, you know, we have to remind ourselves of the amount of gay bashing that happens in our country. Although ours is not sanctioned by the president — you know, Putin seems to be very pro-gay-bashing — it still occurs in our country at a rate that is shameful.”

 

— Entertainer Rosie O’Donnell in a wide-ranging interview with Huffington Post’s Michelangelo Signorile