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Actor Chris Pine: America Should Do More To Protest Russia’s Treatment Of Gays At Sochi Olympics

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Actor Chris Pine who is the newest Jack Ryan in the upcoming espionage thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has openly criticized Russia’s brutal and inhuman anti-gay laws and the U.S. governments rather lackluster response to it, in a recent interview.

AP reports:

Chris Pine says the U.S. should have done more in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics to protest Russia’s anti-gay legislation, which he calls “clearly awful, archaic, hostile nonsense.”

“I think we should do more than just send gay Olympians there,” the 33-year-old actor said in an interview while promoting his film “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.” ”What’s happening there in terms of gay rights or the lack of it is extraordinary and awful.”

President Obama announced last month that out athletes Billie Jean King, Brian Boitano and Caitlin Cahow would be in the official delegation to the Sochi Games.

Since the announcement Billie Jean King has stated that any athletes attending the games should not openly protest the Russian law.

 

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