Formula One’s Leading Homophobe, Bernie Ecclestone, Completely Agrees With Russia’s Anti-LGBT Laws

Formula One racing CEO Bernie Ecclestone has told CNN that he’s totally in favor of Russia’s new laws prohibiting LGBT “propaganda” (whatever that means). From Towleroad:

“He [Putin] hasn’t said he doesn’t agree [with homosexuality], just that he doesn’t want these things publicised to an audience under the age of 18. I completely agree with those sentiments and if you took a world census you’d find 90% of the world agree with it as well. I’ve great admiration for him and his courage to say what he says. It may upset a few people but that’s how the world is. It’s how he sees the world and I think he’s completely right.”

Ecclestone’s appalling, homophobic remarks are even more shocking in light of F1’s reputation as an entirely gay-friendly sport completely in keeping with F1’s reputation as a sport for European men who adore sweater sets and sock/sandal combos but feel nauseated at the sight of two guys kissing. Who’s the grosser, really?

Mr. Ecclestone, if you’re reading this, we know that you’re old and infirm and confused by many things in the modern world like the internet and moving pictures. However, we’d like to offer three suggestions to help ease your transition into the 20th century. (We’ll get to the 21st later.)

1. Ditch the homophobia. It’s deeply unattractive.

2. Speaking of unattractive: find a new barber. Perhaps a gay one.

3. Go fuck yourself.