Gay-bashing, very nice: Classic anti-Soviet Wendy’s ad from 1985 (video)

Now that Russia is fully embracing gay-bashing (both legislative and literal) as a means of diverting public attention from what a disaster the country has become under Vladimir Putin, perhaps it’s time to revisit a classic Wendy’s TV commercial from the era.


I’m curious whether younger people today have any sense of just how nasty the Soviets really were.  Those of us who lived through the era – and visited Soviet Russia during some of its darker years – see what Russia is doing today to gay people, and it chills to the bone.

So, yeah, this Wendy’s ad, below, is petty.  But if Vladimir Putin wants to turn Russia back into the Soviet Union, then Russia will be treated like the Soviet Union.

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