Dailies | Stephen Colbert on Russia Anti-Gay Laws: ‘You'd Expect Putin to Cover the Manholes’ (Video)

Stephen Colbert on Russia Anti-Gay Laws: 'You'd Expect Putin to Cover the Manholes' (Video)

Russia's yogurt blockade makes sense, “Colbert Report” host says

Russia has erected a yogurt blockade, one that is preventing U.S. Olympians in Sochi from receiving 5,000 packages of creamy goodness.

Stephen Colbert said that Russia's ban on imported American yogurt makes sense given laws that limit pro-gay propaganda.

“Our athletes’ yogurt is being embargoed, but it is only because the Russians want to protect traditional family-style values,” “The Colbert Report” host said.

Also read: Jay Leno’s Tear-Jerker ‘Tonight Show’ Goodbye: ‘I’m the Luckiest Guy in the World’ (Video)

After all, the strawberry, blueberry and peach flavored Chobani products are suspect.

“It's no secret that yogurt is the gayest dairy product.,” Colbert said. “First of all it's greek style. It longs to be in the mouth of John Stamos. And, hear me out, hear me out, need I mention, fruit on the bottom.”

The yogurt crisis isn't the only oddity making headlines as the Winter Olympics gets underway. U.S. journalists have had a field day tweeting and writing about shoddy hotel rooms, unpaved streets and uncovered manholes. It's a sign that Sochi may not be prepared to handle the crowds, but it's also a little surprising.

“Given the anti-gay laws, you'd expect Putin to cover the manholes,” Colbert said.

Watch the video:

The Colbert Report
Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Video Archive

  • KickOutTheStrawberryJams

    The Sochi Olympics are basically a giant human rights clusterfuck. I think the lackluster opening night foreshadows just how mediocre, or even awful, this is going to be.

    The Olympics almost always involve human rights violations, but the Sochi Olympics are pretty special. Putin and his government are so cartoonishly evil it makes the whole thing pretty funny. Normally it's just kind of sad.