VIDEO: Canadian activists make funny gay Olympics ad
The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion want people to remember that the Olympic games “have always been a little gay.”The activist organization created the ad in response to Russian laws that prohibit gay “propaganda” in front of minors. The cheeky video shows a two-man luge thrusting together and ends with the words, “The games have always been a little gay. Let’s fight to keep them that way.”
Gay rights activists are protesting the games and President Vladimir Putin has received harsh criticism for the laws. U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon condemned homophobia yesterday, saying, “We must all raise our voices against attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people… We must oppose the arrests, imprisonments and discriminatory restrictions they face.” Though he did not directly mention Sochi, the comments seemed to be a warning in regard to the Olympics.