Russian Roulette

Two Men Walked The Streets of Moscow Holding Hands As A Social Experiment. Things Did Not End Well.

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 11.52.46 AMPresenting Three-and a-Half Minutes to a More Troubled You:

In order to test the tolerance levels of the average Russian citizen on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage, two young men recently spent the day walking the streets of Moscow while holding hands.

A hidden camera captures the grim results, which serve as a sobering reminder that homophobia is still alive and flourishing in every corner of the globe.

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Brace yourself for an unyielding barrage of insults, slurs, skunk-eyed stares, and physical intimidation, culminating in one extremely tense confrontation.

One can only wonder what would’ve happened had they ventured to kiss.