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Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens urges Putin to ban homosexuality

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  1. Mr Stuie 8 Jan, 11:42am

    His letter ended up on VKontakte?
    Not at all surprising. That website hosts all the other homophobic abuse that comes out of Russia.

  2. Marcwebbo3 8 Jan, 11:54am

    This guy is a complete moron not only for his disgusting views on homosexuals but in thinking that Putin perhaps in a slim chance sees his letter and agrees to bring back that archaic law because of it…he wants to draw attention to himself and will go to any extremes to do so…he is vile and I hope his career takes a massive tumble…I feel sorry for his kids

  3. Can’t we just ban cretins like this? Seriously these people make my blood boil. I’ve had to block people on twitter with stupid “views” like this. Usually citing some religious belief like it’s fact or some tenuous passage from a book. It’s so bloody tiring hearing things like this. Uneducated people making comments about things they don’t understand or care to learn about. Always ignorant comments with nothing to back them up. One more person that either mentions “sin”, “choice” or “mental illness” and I will personally snatch their bible from them and beat them with it!

  4. GingerlyColors 8 Jan, 12:08pm

    The danger is that people like Ivan Okhlobystin could get their wish and that Russia will cross that threshold and recriminalize homosexuality. They have done everything short of doing so so far.

  5. Wot a disgusting human being ! If this idiot was on fire I wouldn’t pxxx on him !

    1. William 8 Jan, 2:50pm

      That’s tolerance for ya, right there.

      1. bayhuntr 9 Jan, 3:11am

        Well, he just stated he wouldn’t put him out, if he was on fire. The “disgusting human” guy wants to put people on fire. What “tolerance” are you talking about?

  6. Knowing next to nothing about him beyond these recent outbursts, It’s so difficult to tell if this whole thing is a Poe or he really is a fanatical extremist nutbag, He is so over the top and he is so camp acting that it might just be an attempt to bring attention to the seriousness of the situation for gay people in Russia at the moment.

    Poe’s Law states:
    “”Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humour, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won’t mistake for the real thing.
    It is an observation that it’s difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish between parodies of religious or other fundamentalism and its genuine proponents, since they both seem equally insane.” (Wiki)

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 8 Jan, 6:27pm

      Yes true, Pavlos. His smile and his face might tell a diferent story ?!

      1. Pavlos 8 Jan, 9:33pm

        And that would make him a hero.
        But either way he is illustrating how far the extreme fundamentalists would be prepared to go if this anti-gay stance is taken to it’s ultimate “cleansing” conclusion in Russia.

  7. rapture 8 Jan, 12:13pm

    What a vile dump Russia is. Russia is now a euphemism for a diseased state of mind, vile country, vile primitive people.

    1. Steven 8 Jan, 1:12pm

      Frankly, when has it ever NOT been? Whilst my sadly-departed grandmother was still alive, she always used to hiss at me if I ever brought up the Soviet Union or Russia as she blamed them for the outbreak of WW2 just as much as Nazi Germany.

      Russia has always had only the most mild acquaintance with democratic values and been massively authoritarian.

  8. The ability to pop kids out doesn’t make you straight.
    Flaming Mary, camp or what?
    see this:
    http://en.ria.ru/russia/20131213/185522052/Star-of-Russian-Scrubs-Urges-Burning-Gays-Alive.html

    also see this:
    http://www.tatachristiane.com/?p=2272

  9. In any failing dictatorship, you get extremist nutters. Russia is looking increasingly mad on the world stage. When feeling emasculated, little men (in all senses of the word) like Putin become loose cannons. The ‘gay issue’ is simply a distraction from his country’s problems and an attempt to galvanise the population against a convenient scapegoat. The more I hear about that country, the more sickened I become.

    1. BlokeToys 8 Jan, 1:15pm

      I’ve been saying this for a while now, Russia is on the path of extremist nationalism. Putin has seen how this worked in the past to control the public, and he’s following the rulebook of Hitler. He’s doing almost everything Hitler did in the years prior to WW2.

      You are correct that all of this is a scapegoating exercise, designed to distract the political minds of the public. It’s no surprise that he gained office and immediately started to demonize groups of people within the country, while thousands protested his appointment to head of state.

      I guess we’ll have to wait and see how far down the fascism route Putin takes this. I don’t have a good feeling about it given that he’s seized control of media, there are plans to build 80 prison camps in Russia, and there’s a draft bill to tear families apart if there’s a LGBT member.

      Hitler V2.0

  10. lady Tanya 8 Jan, 12:44pm

    what a horrible man he is ,, i hope all his come out as gay,
    its about time we left the eu as well,

  11. Aryugaetu 8 Jan, 12:57pm

    You must admit, Ivan Okhlobystin would be a perfect toyboy for Putin. They be so cute huddling together on those cold Siberian nights.

    1. Pavlos 8 Jan, 1:03pm

      Yes, they are both so equally ugly yet at the same time vain in every conceivable way that they will be able to relax together completely, total soul mates both lacking souls.

  12. BlokeToys 8 Jan, 1:10pm

    It’s incredibly amusing that someone who embodies a Nazi Fascism in Russia calls other people fascists lol

    He clearly doesn’t understand the meaning of the word, it he wants to learn what a real fascist is, all he needs to do it look to himself.

    If anything, Putin should lock up this extremist before he starts making explosive devices.

  13. DavidAZ 8 Jan, 1:28pm

    What a disturbed human being he is. Hopefully his rantings can be isolated in Europe by imposing a blanket travel ban to all EU countries. Would enjoy seeing his name added to the US ’No Fly’ list along with a freeze on all of his financial assets in Western banks and companies. Let this hateful Nazi bigot know what it’s like to feel vulnerable and afraid.

  14. Obviously a lot of love and commitment in his life!

  15. Jessie 8 Jan, 2:50pm

    My word….this ‘man’ is sick in mind. He says gays are a danger to his kids, but it’s ok to talk about burning people alive in ovens etc. He’s the danger to his kids. With a father like him, they are in trouble.

    1. he said he’s beating his own choldren and proud of it

  16. 1Niagaran 8 Jan, 2:57pm

    I think we all know where we should put this clown….evil personified.

  17. Wade S. 8 Jan, 4:12pm

    This guy makes me sick and I hope his career ends here and now!!

  18. Stupid russia ! 8 Jan, 4:31pm

    There must be a limit of jerkiness and meanness. Do not disgrace yourself and Russia in the eyes of the world.
    Stupid russia !

  19. How can you ban something that is NORMAL….

  20. Helge Vladimir Tiller 8 Jan, 5:32pm

    This disgusting person is currently holding first position in “The International Idiot Calendar “. Thousands of orthodox priests in The Russian Church envy him.

  21. Spruceman 8 Jan, 5:57pm

    Is he saying all this because he looks so gay. Me thinks he protesteth too much in trying to be Putin’s puta.

  22. Colin (Queenstown/London) 8 Jan, 6:06pm

    I had always hoped that Russia would rise and take it’s place in the world but somehow it still festers like an open wound. I’d hoped oil and gas would create wealthy which would be shared by the people to lift living standards but only the wealthy get wealthier.

    No leadership, bully to some european countries, put down by the USA I hope Russia copies China and rises economically. Then the church will lose it’s power and human right be given it’s place. I wonder if this will happen in my life-time???

    I still say we should delete the channels covering the Olympics from our TV boxes for the period of the olympics. This hurt Russia, the sponsors and the broadcasters. If every gay person did this and a straight friend and a family member that is 18% of the world comment….?

  23. Apart from the idiocy of what he said, I sniff over-compensation here. Normal straight men who are secure in their sexuality don’t feel the need to launch vicious attacks on gay people to show how much of a ‘real man’ they are.

    1. Exactly! Why would any straight man have an insatiable need to launch into demented ratings about another person just because they have a different sexuality ie gay or bisexual? Of course, there are a few backward, uneducated cretins but most of these people are hiding something they fear/loathe about themselves and seek to compensate for that by projecting that fear/loathing onto others.

      It may fool a lot of people but it doesn’t fool me. These people need to be honest with themselves and others and admit to their same-sex attractions.

  24. Ignoring the idiocy of what he said, I sniff over-compensation here. Normal straight men who are secure in their sexuality don’t feel the need to launch vicious attacks on gay people to show how much of a ‘real man’ they are.

  25. Noxeema knows how to deal with detritus like this moron. It’s an affront to the very delicacy of her nature:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb_iCQ57qRc

    On a more serious note, we should be encouraging Apple to tell this guy to take a hike, they are not interested in doing business with him and tell him why. Even idiots can sometimes change their minds when it stars to hit their handbag.

  26. bayhuntr 9 Jan, 3:08am

    Can you imagine the self hate and suffering he would be doing to any of his children if they are gay? A disgusting human.

  27. People all over the world! Stop Fascism! Today Orthodox gays burned, and tomorrow you because you do not like them! SOS!!

  28. Pinknews! Russian Orthodox Church supported his words!

    1. Putin’s fascism

  29. Francis Gallant 10 Jan, 3:11pm

    If I was one of his kids I would, I hope, be ashamed of such an asshole. (I can’t find it in me to call him a father). Can you imagine the psychological disaster he would be doing to a kid of his should he/she be gay?

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