The Russian Politician who was instrumental in creating Russia’s anti-gay law, banning the ‘promotion of non-traditional relationships’ to anyone under the age of 18 has branded the actor, writer and broadcaster Stephen Fry ‘Sick’ as the world’s attention is drawn to the furore over the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The world’s attention was drawn to the violations against Russia’s LGBT community last week when the QI presenter, Fry, wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister David Cameron, the International Olympic Committee’s president and Lord Coe.
In the open letter Fry called for the Olympics to be banned or moved, stating:
‘An absolute ban on the Russian Winter Olympics of 2014 on Sochi is simply essential. Stage them elsewhere in Utah, Lillehammer, anywhere you like. At all costs Putin cannot be seen to have the approval of the civilised world.’
Russian Politian Vitaly Milonov has hit back at Fry during an interview on BBC 5 Live insisting that homosexuality is a sin and that Fry was ‘sick’ over his suicide attempts last year.
Mr Milonov said: “Who is this Stephen Fry? I know because he is sick person because he tried to commit suicide as far as I remember.”
Speaking today, Mr Milonov when asked whether he was fighting a war against gay people said:
‘It is a shame and it is a sin but it is a personal choice. It is not normal but a person cannot be punished in Russia for being homosexual, or to live with a dog, with a horse, with a sheep, whatever.
‘Homosexuality is one of the sins for us and it means we should not teach our kids that sin is okay.’
During an interview with BBC News over the weekend Stephen Fry called on athletes competing in the Sochi Winter Olympics to show a sign of solidarity with Russian LGBTs by crossing their arms across their chest.
Read our live blogging from the LGBT Russia Protest which took place over the weekend in London.