artist says “I’d put them all alive in the oven,”

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    Dec 14, 2013 8:29 PM GMT
    http://americablog.com/2013/12/top-russian-tv-star-calls-gays-burned-alive-ovens-fans-cheer.html

    An artist thinks it's ok to burn gays in a stove... this is not right. I pasted the article for your convenience......

    Top Russian TV star calls for gays to be burned alive in ovens, fans cheer

    Any remaining argument as to whether Russia was a modern, developed country went out the window today as a leading Russian TV star, Ivan Okhlobystin, called for the country’s several-million-strong gay and lesbian population to be thrown into ovens and burned alive.

    His fans roared their approval, either oblivious to, or excited by, Ohklobystin’s embrace of Hitler’s Holocaust. (Russia has a long history of being deeply anti-semitic.)

    “I’d put them all alive in the oven,” Okhlobystin said during a meet-and-greet with his fans last Sunday. “It’s a living danger to my children.”

    Okhlobystin also demanded during the chat that “f*ggots” be stripped of their right to vote. Though burning gays like Jews would pretty much obviate their vote anyway.

    Russian TV star Ivan Okhlobystin. (Photo by Ivan Burnyashev.
    Russian TV star Ivan Okhlobystin. (Photo by Ivan Burnyashev.

    Okhlobystin is one of the stars of the hit Russian show “Interns,” a rip-off of the TV show “Scrubs.” ”Interns” was rated Russia’s best TV show in 2012. There was no indication from the Russian media that Okhlobystin faced any punishment from his employer.

    Dachau's crematorium, via Shutterstock
    Dachau’s crematorium, via Shutterstock
    In America, or western Europe, your TV career would be over if you publicly endorsed the Holocaust. In Vladimir Putin’s Russia, it’s just another day at the Kremlin, and might even get you a promotion.

    Speaking of which, and equally fascinating, if you could call it that, was the coverage of this story in RIA Novosti, the lead Russian state media entity that’s being closed down by Putin, and replaced with a propaganda network run by a man who called for gays’ hearts to be burned.

    RIA Novosti has a reputation for conducting actual objective journalism, and you can’t have that in an underdeveloped dictatorship.

    But RIA Novosti outdid itself on this story. After discussing what Okhlobystin said, RIA Novosti then concluded with the following three paragraphs that were simply remarkable, considering the danger to your career, and your person, in speaking out in Russia:

    Anti-gay sentiment is on the rise in Russia. Rights activists say legislation approved last year to ban the promotion of homosexuality among minors has fueled a climate of intolerance toward the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

    Prominent television presenter Dmitry Kiselyov, who was this week appointed by the Kremlin to head a news agency that is set to replace RIA Novosti, called in 2012 to “burn or bury the hearts of gays” that die in car crashes.

    He did stop short of promoting actually burning gay people alive, as Okhlobystin has done, however.

    Wow. It’s pretty clear that the folks at RIA Novosti are not pleased about Putin shutting down their news agency, nor are they thrilled at who’s taking over. That was one heck of a swipe to take at a news entity created by, and for, Vladimir Putin. And, RIA Novosti acknowledged the growing anti-gay climate in Russia, and referenced activists’ concerns that the draconian new anti-gay propaganda law if fueling the hate. That kind of thing just isn’t done.

    What a sad, backwards, messed up country. Any notion that Russia was part of the civilized world, just two months before the country hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, just got burnt to a crisp.


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    Dec 14, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
    Any idiot knows we prefer to be basted - in semen, preferably.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 14, 2013 10:06 PM GMT
    Russia is really getting more primitive minded with all this vicious homophobia. It is definitely not a modern, developed country after all. It is instead an oppressive, impoverished backwater that is coming apart at the seams.
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    Dec 14, 2013 10:08 PM GMT

    OH NO icon_twisted.gif

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    Dec 15, 2013 12:14 AM GMT
    Despicable.
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    Dec 15, 2013 12:16 AM GMT
    what do you expect from a Russian, they're all fucking nuts
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    Dec 15, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    lol
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    Dec 15, 2013 12:20 AM GMT
    Russia's crazy, but that's pretty much a redundant statement.
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    Dec 15, 2013 1:13 AM GMT
    Makes me grateful to be American.
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    Dec 15, 2013 1:20 AM GMT
    ...and the 2014 Winter Olympics will be there sending LOTS of American $$$$ there to support this type of criminal thinking....icon_eek.gificon_sad.gificon_confused.gificon_redface.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 15, 2013 2:18 AM GMT
    Russia blows horse ass and I'll never travel there, but Russian men (in general) are macho fuckers.
  • Apparition

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    Dec 16, 2013 3:22 PM GMT
    that guy with the orange glasses is a big self hating queen just like all the GOP homophobes.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 21, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    To Russia with condemnationicon_evil.gif

    It is time to turn Moscow into an urban sea of fireicon_twisted.gif
  • metta

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    Jan 14, 2014 4:54 PM GMT
    Russian ‘Scrubs’ actor who wanted gays burned in ovens resigns after backlash

    Ivan Okhlobystin, who also called on Putin to make homosexuality illegal, was fired after thousands signed an internet petition


    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-scrubs-actor-who-wanted-gays-burned-ovens-resigns-after-backlash140114
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    Jan 14, 2014 5:32 PM GMT
    metta8 saidRussian ‘Scrubs’ actor who wanted gays burned in ovens resigns after backlash

    Ivan Okhlobystin, who also called on Putin to make homosexuality illegal, was fired after thousands signed an internet petition


    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-scrubs-actor-who-wanted-gays-burned-ovens-resigns-after-backlash140114

    Excuse my ignorance but how does an internet petition have enough clout to get someone fired?
    (not that the news isn't satisfying)
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    Jan 14, 2014 5:57 PM GMT
    ^
    He resigned. He was not fired.
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    Jan 14, 2014 6:16 PM GMT
    ^Ah ha.
    I still don't know why he would resign though.
    Since when do people care?
    No matter though. icon_wink.gif