This week, the Russian government made it illegal to distribute or share any images similar to that meme of President Vladimir Putin wearing heavy makeup, deeming it “extremist” material.
Any person in Russia who violates that ban could face a fine or time in prison.
Naturally, Stephen Colbert of “The Late Show” saw the ban as a challenge and created the wonderful video above.
“Because this is America, for now, and we can do anything we want,” Colbert said in the video posted Friday, “‘The Late Show’ has put together our own artistic interpretation of Vladimir Putin.”
The TV host even offered the Russian president a new title: “Gay Icon.”
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