Late Wednesday night, news broke that Russia had banned the image of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, depicted as a Gay Clown. According to Russia’s Federal List of Extremist Materials, the banned picture depicts a “Putin-like person with eyes and lips made up” implying the “supposed nonstandard sexual orientation of the President of the Russian Federation”.
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) April 6, 2017
Here’s a few tweets on how the internet has responded:
— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) April 6, 2017
Russia has banned sharing Internet memes of Putin as a clown.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) April 6, 2017
As of Thursday afternoon, it seems that Vladimir Putin will not be able to get rid of his gay clown persona.