30 Jul '15, 11pm

A Russian lawmaker is trying to ban Nike's gay pride collection because Russia:

Russia's at it again with its far-right antics as a lawmaker has targeted Nike's #BeTrue collection. According to International Business Times, a conservative city deputy named Vitaly Milonov says that Nike is trying to force its "perverted values" on teenagers. Milonov, who has earned a reputation for his anti-LGBT stance, says that the rainbow-dipped collection violates a Russian law enacted in 2013 that bans "gay propaganda." Besides the obvious absurdity going on here, the other thing is that the #BeTrue collection is currently only available in America, just as it has been since 2012. So how did Milonov catch wind of the gear? IBT points to Nike's efforts to establish a footprint in the Russian market with an ad campaign by Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam and increased social media presence earlier this year. Whatever the case, it sounds like dude is probably fighting a lo...

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