Oliver Stone voices support for Russia’s anti-gay laws

Film director Oliver Stone is shooting a new documentary and the Kremlin have just released a transcript of his interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

During the conversation Putin outlines Russia’s strict anti-gay propaganda laws, Stone responds by saying the laws sound like a reasonable idea.

The Russian president explains how depictions of LGBT sexuality are banned because they may influence people under the age of 21. Stone responds by saying “It seems like maybe that’s a sensible law.”

Russia’s laws have been widely criticised by human rights group around the globe, including the European Court of Human Rights.

Stone has directed a string of Hollywood films including Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Wall Street, The Doors, Natural Born Killers and W.

Since 2017 Stone has been conducting regular interviews with Russian President Putin for his Netflix series The Putin Interviews 

OIP Staff, image: Ales Studeny / Shutterstock.com


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