Russia: A Russian Flag rather than the “Gay” Flag.

Facebook users can now view gay-friendly with a rainbow sky filter applied to their profile picture. Something that many of the  Russian Internet users do not like. They decided to use a A Russian Flag rather than the “Gay” Flag. In solidarity with the many Gay Pride and to celebrate the legalization of gay marriage in the […]

Facebook users can now view gay-friendly with a rainbow sky filter applied to their profile picture. Something that many of the  Russian Internet users do not like. They decided to use a A Russian Flag rather than the “Gay” Flag.

In solidarity with the many Gay Pride and to celebrate the legalization of gay marriage in the US, Facebook launched a new option. Now it is possible for users to add a filter to the colors of the rainbow sky. Mark Zuckerberg started it, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, however critic of gay marriage when he was governor of California, passed.

But the Russians do not necessarily see this enthusiasm favorably. “Netizens have launched their own filter, white-blue-red, the colors of the Russian flag,” announces the Russian newspaper Vzgliad. They are so many thousands to have colored their profile photo using this filter. The initiator of the movement is called Oleg Tchoulakov, artistic director on his own. On his website, he has made available a software that just drag his picture to get the desired result.

“Proud to be straight”

The option is declined with the Ukrainian and Belarusian flag. “In addition, it is possible to add hashtags ‘Proud to be Russian” and “Proud to be straight,'” adds Vzgliad. Oleg Tchoulakov explains: “The tricolor flag [ru], it is a symbol, so I decided to launch this action. It should not confuse the values ​​of LGBT [lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans] and ours. My action is good as it promotes good values

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