Russia has banned a picture depicting President Vladimir Putin as a potentially gay clown.
Russian news outlets are having trouble reporting exactly which image of the Internet’s many Putin-gay-clown memes is now illegal to share. Because, you know, it’s been banned.
But the picture was described last week on the Russian government’s list of things that constitute “extremism.”
Item 4071: a picture of a Putin-like person “with eyes and lips made up,” captioned with an implicit anti-gay slur, implying “the supposed non-standard sexual orientation of the president of the Russian Federation.”
The “catalyst,” the sage had called him. Catalyst of what? He was but the messenger: what would his mother think of him now, should she know her son’s great destiny was to deliver news to the dead? He refused to believe this is how it would end!
If you follow my sketchblog you may recognize the thumbnail for this! A friend told me it had a Page of Wands tarot vibe, so I made up a melodramatic caption accordingly.