Svetlana Zhurova, a gold medal-winning figure skater and lawmaker in the Russian parliament who has been named the “Mayor” of Sochi’s mountain Olympic Village has stated in an interview with the independent Russian TV channel Dozhd that she proudly voted for Russia’s anti-gay law “to stop people promoting it to minors.” and still defends it despite the backlash from countries around the globe.
Zhurova claimed that many European politicians who oppose the law had told her in private that they actually supported it and that Russian celebrities who support the law had been told by their sponsors to stay quiet. She added, “I just think they shouldn’t show a cartoon on TV — excuse me, I have two boys — where a king loves another king.” She went on to tell a “joke” about the law: “If someone says he’s Napoleon, he’ll be taken straight to the appropriate institution. If he says he’s a woman, then basically nothing happens to him, he’s fighting for his rights.”
And yet America is still going “for the athletes”. FUCK THAT!
No tolerance for intolerance! Boycott Sochi. Boycott NBC’s Coverage. Boycott whole of Russia!