How do you think the gay community in the city of Sochi feels about the upcoming Winter Olympics? TRICK QUESTION! There aren’t any gay people in the city of Sochi, at least according to mayor Anatoly Pakhomov.
(Evidently, “them” refers to gay people and not “basic standards of how to treat other humans with respect.”)
Pakhomov, the one-man census machine, was asked if he actually believed zero gay people reside in Sochi. His response: “I’m not sure, I don’t bloody know them.”
If you’re beginning to think Pakhomov doesn’t seem like the most friendly and welcoming guy in the world, just know that you’re wrong. See, everyone will be embraced at the Sochi Olympics as long as they, you know, don’t rock the boat too much:
Our hospitality will be extended to everyone who respects the laws of the Russian federation and who doesn’t impose their habits and their will on others. But yes, everyone is welcome.
The Olympics begin on February 7.