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Russian TV Host Fired For Coming Out On The Air And The Footage Was Deleted From The Internet!

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Anton Krasovsky had been a host and editor-in-chief on the state-controlled, propaganda-based channel Kontr TV, when several months ago he decided that enough was enough.

In an extremely courageous move, considering Russia's draconian Anti-Gay laws, Anton came out on the air.

Here's some of what Anton said in his very moving address:

"I’m gay, and I’m just the same person as you, my dear audience, as president Putin, as prime minister Medvedev and deputies of our Duma."

After that he apparently received huge applause from the audience and the show's staff.

When discussing some of the reasons he decided to come out, especially on pro-Kremlin TV show, Anton was very frank:

"I felt I like a hypocrite, and hypocrisy is what I hate the most about people. The meaning of this whole story we are discussing now is that throughout my whole life I’ve been struggling with myself. And this – as you call it – coming out is just another battle with myself, with my own hypocrisy, my own lies and my own cowardice."

Way to overcome your fear, Anton! That must have taken a lot of guts to do.

Not surprisingly, there was an immediate backlash for Anton. Not only was he instantly fired, it almost seemed like Russia wanted to pretend that he never happened in the first place. Here's what Anton had to say on the matter:

"[T]hey immediately blocked all my corporative accounts, my email. Literally immediately, overnight. They deleted not only my face from the website, but also all of my TV shows, as if I’d never really existed…I was totally shocked. Because it takes them half a day to put up a banner when I ask them to, and here we had such efficiency. One could say they can when they want to. Now they’ve put everything back, but you couldn’t say why, really."

Well, the announcement now has been taken down from the internet. According to a recent CNN interview, Anton wouldn't rule out the Kremlin as being behind its deletion.

Anton, hang in there buddy! You can live here where businesses can't discriminate based on sexual orientation!

[Image via CNN.]

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8 comments to “Russian TV Host Fired For Coming Out On The Air And The Footage Was Deleted From The Internet!”

  1. ONIT says – reply to this


    Are they already building concentration camps for all gay participants and tourists of the Olympic Games? I wouldn't be surprised.

  2. happygurl says – reply to this


    Wow what a brave man, seriously. I personally feel that Putin is a gay in denial, look at how hard he tries to look manly. Almost like,"Me thinks thou protest too much, Putin." His act screams, "Look at how not gay I am." Poor Anton.

  3. Dominic0 says – reply to this


    Courageous! It takes a lot of strength to stand up to one's own hypocrisy; I'm looking at all the "animal lovers" who still eat factory farmed meat.

  4. 4

    people better get their queer under control. Not every cultrure is gonna tolerate this pervertedness. look at Iran, queers are stoned to death everyday. quit egging these people on. you are in no danger of losing your life for being a pervert, America loves perverts but they will be killed for theirs. leave people alone.

  5. Hipsta Please says – reply to this


    Re: shaygirl1309 – u r crazy

  6. 6

    Re: shaygirl1309

    Yet another person on the wrong side of history.

  7. Maya says – reply to this


    Re: shaygirl1309 – I feel damned sorry for you, you ignorant idiot!! You are a sheep, in a flock, and all of your kind are puppets. Hatred and ignorance is not something you are born with, so I feel sorry for you, that you have been brainwashed into being the way you are now.. POOR you.

  8. Maya says – reply to this


    you are a courageous man Anton Krasovsky, and your courage is the only hope there is for a lot of people in the same situation as you. You may have singlehandedly given others the courage to do as you have, together we are stronger and regardless of our sexual preferences, we need to help each other be strong, as you did.