10 of the Best Reactions to Putin's 'Gay Clown' Ban from Around the World

A 2013 "gay clown" depiction of Russian President Vladimir Putin was banned this week in Russia after being added to a list of extremist materials already 4,074 items long. The image, used frequently to protest the president's anti-gay laws, has been deemed illegal for suggesting “the supposed non-standard sexual orientation of the president of the Russian Federation," according to the list.

Reports CNN, "The punishment for offenders who distribute, retweet or share the image is 15 days in prison or a fine of 3,000 rubles ($53)." 

But the protesters will not be deterred. Here are 10 of the best works from around the world posted in response to the ban.

Big Gay Putin is almost ready to come out the closet. #putin #gay #gayputin #art #perler #perlerbeads

A post shared by Sailor Smith (@mrsailorsmith) on

#putin #lol #putinsofab

A post shared by Allen (@asmaquaw) on


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