A Russian politician who is behind a controversial anti-gay propaganda law was photobombed by lesbians. Vitaly Milonov has referred to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as “sick” and “crazy.”
While traveling on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg, the anti-gay politician was photographed by two women who took a selfie of themselves kissing in front of him, then the picture quickly circulated on social media after one of the women posted it to Instagram.
Milonov was the driving force behind a law that bans “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors.” As a lawmaker with the ruling United Russia party, he ensured the legislation was first passed in his home city of St. Petersburg before it was adopted across the country…
Spotting him on their flight, the two lesbian activists kissed, took a selfie and uploaded it to Instagram.
“We are very happy. He probably isn’t”
Ksenia Infinity, one of the women in the photo, posted on her Vkontakte page (Russia’s version of Facebook) that “as fate would have it, he was sitting in the row behind us.”
She went on to say, “Milonov didn’t say anything. We did a photoshoot with him in the background. When he noticed what we were doing he hid behind his tablet computer. We are very happy. He probably isn’t. But who cares!”
Infinity told CNN that she was “delighted by the positive global reaction” with the photo after it went viral on Twitter and was “liked” by more than 1,000 people on Instagram.
Milonov lashed out at the photographer, saying “I am tolerant towards all sexual minorities.”
“This shows that these people are not of a normal sexual orientation, but that their sexual deviance shows in all aspects of their lives,” he continued to say. “I didn’t understand what they are doing but they have a nice sense of humor. I also have a good sense of humor. I will perhaps continue this joke by closing their gay club in St. Petersburg, or ban them from having meetings in public places, that’s also a funny step.”
He sounds a lot like Republican lawmakers here in America. Especially the ones who went overseas to push anti-gay laws in say, Uganda, where they considered putting people to death who were born gay.
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