Russian TV Host Fired After Coming Out During Live Broadcast
Russia: a country where calling for the burning of gay hearts on television is acceptable, but coming out eloquently is not.
Anton Krasovsky, a host and editor-in-chief of the Kremlin-backed KontrTV, came out during a broadcast Friday night. "I’m gay, and I’m just the same person as you, my dear audience, as President Putin, as Prime Minister Medvedev and the deputies of our Duma," Kravosky said.
Kravosky tells CNN that he was given the pink slip shortly after the broadcast.
"I have made a lot of money in television and I understood that I’d lose everything," he said about his decision to go forward with coming out. "But I also understood that I couldn’t do anything else. I didn’t do it so that I would get hundreds of likes on my Facebook page. I did it because I wanted them to hear it in the Kremlin. And they heard it, and were surprised."
Video of his coming out announcement has been deleted from KontrTV's website and YouTube.
(Via Daily Mail)