Stephen Colbert on Russian Olympics & the gay

Stephen Colbert weighs in on the growing debacle over Russia’s threat to jail gay and gay-friendly Olympic athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Colbert has harsh words for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the Russians – he even invokes the Nazi Olympic Games in 1936.


COLBERT: “The IOC is just asking gay athletes to knock it off for a couple of weeks, just like at the ’36 Olympics Games Hitler asked Jesse Owens to ease off on the black, you know, ‘don’t be so out there,’ you know?”

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