Quote# 90170

Russian authorities are investigating a milk brand after an anti-gay group accused it of promoting homosexuality to children by featuring a rainbow on its milk cartons.

The People's Council claims the label on Vesyoly Molochnik milk, owned by the multinational beverage company Pepsi Co, is in violation of St Petersburg's anti-gay propaganda law, ABC News reports.

The label features a mustachioed milkman and a prancing cow with purple spots under a rainbow.

People's Council spokesman Antoly Artukh said the label "immediately put me on alert"

"A rainbow appeared on the cartons, a world-renowned symbol of the gay movement," Mr Artukh.

Mr Artukh accused Pepsi Cola of trying to promote homosexuality to young people, saying "this is a company renowned for actively and aggressively financing and promoting homosexuality."

Antoly Artukh, 9News World 44 Comments [10/18/2012 3:25:17 AM]
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By that illogic, the Book of Genesis promotes gay rights, with that whole post-flood rainbow and all....

Antoly Artukh dost protesteth too much....he probably has secret liaisons with cute young male prostitutes with tight pants, big schlongs and sweet tushies...Yum!

10/18/2012 1:51:51 PM


Oh my garsh! This means....

The post-flood God, The sky, Rainbow Dash, Rainbow Bright, Prisms, Pink Floyd, Skittles, etc. are GAY!

10/18/2012 1:56:37 PM


This is probably more a ploy to drive Pepsi out of Russia than anti-gay sentiment (although the Russian government is vehemently anti-gay). Putin and his cronies have been taking over businesses on the flimsiest of excuses or on trumped-up criminal charges. A new law has forced non-Russian NGOs out of the country. There's a lot of anti-foreign feeling in Russia of late.

10/18/2012 2:08:00 PM

Old Viking

Antoly, Comrade, as long as you swill their product, Pepsi doesn't care if you have sex with raspberry jam. (Which isn't all that bad, let me tell you.)

10/18/2012 2:29:50 PM


Nice to to see the Russians are dealing with only the serious issues.

Who cares about widespread organized crime and corruption in the government when you've rainbows and dancing cows on milk cartons, amirite?

10/18/2012 3:23:38 PM


So if I see a double rainbow, does that mean god is having a gay threesome?

10/18/2012 3:50:36 PM

Hastur the Unspeakable

I'm sorry what? The stupid is too much for me.

10/18/2012 5:38:22 PM


ZOMG!!! GAY MILK!!! Seriously, read the Bible...the rainbow was a sign of a promise!

10/18/2012 5:48:23 PM


This wouldn't happen here in the United States. We settled such matters in the Religious Fanatics v. Rainstorms & Prisms Supreme Court decision.

10/18/2012 8:12:33 PM


I honestly cannot tell which is more ridiculous.
That there are people who are worked up over milk with a rainbow on it for children, or the Russian authorities.

If The People's Council were not being 100% serious I would think this whole thing was actually a satirical attempt to poke fun of the Russian anti-gay propaganda law.

Then to make it so much worse, the Russian authorities are taking this complaint and argument seriously enough to actually bother investigating it instead of just looking at the carton of milk and seeing obvious normal marketing for kids.

10/18/2012 11:05:11 PM

Mihangel apYrs


Russia is rapidly regressing socially to somewhere about the time of Ivan the Terrible. The Russian Orthodox Church makes the RCC look uncorrupt and almost sane.....

10/18/2012 11:16:12 PM


must suck to have the sun out while raining... damn you nature!!

10/18/2012 11:20:39 PM

How do you finance homosexuality? I mean, I guess you could pay two guys to have sex, but that is both weird and pointless (unless, you get off on watching it. In that case, go right ahead and have fun).

10/19/2012 7:58:35 AM

Deep Search

Wow. They're as stupid as the US anti-gay groups. That's pretty fucked up they actually have "gay propaganda" laws at all...

10/19/2012 8:16:37 AM


A rainbow appeared on a carton! And sometimes one appears in the east! And sometimes one appears in the west! The sun and the rain are conspirators! They're trying to turn us all gay!

10/19/2012 1:16:33 PM


Ah, it's real! The Merry Milkman! Merry=gay! Charge proven!

10/19/2012 1:24:52 PM

Fundies Make Me Sick

Truly pathetic.

10/20/2012 7:51:35 PM


Sometimes a rainbow, is just a rainbow.

10/20/2012 8:09:39 PM


If you like freedom, stay out of Russia.

3/25/2013 5:23:18 PM

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