It is now very much a crime in Russia to share any images that depict President Vladimir Putin as a gay clown, and while the implications may be serious within the country, the rest of the Internet has taken a decidedly different approach to the request.

It started with one little meme:

The image was subsequently shared thousands of times on blogs, forums and social media.

But that’s not all.

A Reddit challenge has ensured that Putin will have gay clown images floating around the web for years to come.

Simply titled the “Gay Clown Putin Challenge,” the results speak for themselves:

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