Stephen Colbert: Gays Are Endangering Russia's Olympics by Existing

The Colbert Report host lampooned Russian organizers for the Sochi Winter Olympics for banning displays of the LGBT rainbow flag and then choosing rainbow-colored uniforms.

BY Jase Peeples

November 21 2013 1:46 PM ET

Stephen Colbert made it clear he’s worried about the terror LGBT people could unleash on the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

"We're all scared,” he said on last night’s episode of The Colbert Report. “Russia's Olympics are endangered by homosexuals who insist on existing during them."

But Colbert was quick to applaud Russian Olympic organizers for taking away an LGBT protest symbol by choosing rainbow-colored uniforms for the Winter Games after the host country passed legislation banning displays of "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" in venues open to minors. 

“Yeah, we took your rainbow,” Colbert chided. “Suck it, gays. Just don’t do it in Russia.”

Watch the full sarcastic segment in the video below. 


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