Colbert on Putin banning depiction of himself as a gay clown

Russian president Vladimir Putin has reportedly banned a depiction of himself, used by opposition protesters, as a gay clown.

It’s not known exactly which gay-clown depiction Putin has banned.

I’ve previously posted one that has been used at anti-Putin protests in Russia. I’d argue it’s more drag than clown, but this being Russia, all bets are off.

The sign says “Tsarina Putin.”

Well, Stephen Colbert has weighed in with a pretty funny segment about this whole affair. Enjoy.

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  • Badgerite

    So Google interprets this as “harassment of gays” or something. File and appeal. I think this is a misunderstanding on their part.

  • I was amused by this illustration of putin

  • brel1

    Putin is angry at Trump over Syria bombing, maybe he’ll release some juicy video to get back.

  • petewestcentral

    Putin, Trump: Come on, babe, touch it.

  • Demosthenes

    Vlad Putin should be portrayed as gay and the Donald definitely should only be played by women.

  • goulo

    Re: current video fun, I recommend Alec Baldwin as Bill O’Reilly AND Donald Trump in the same SNL sketch:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yq2CXkrZpo

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