Response to The 16 Most Homoerotic Photos Of Vladimir Putin:
I think the attempted irony is forced, bordering on offensive to both homosexual and heterosexual men. Being shirtless and with other men is not â€œgayâ€. Nor is holding a puppy or hugging or touching a guys arm. Moreover not all photos of shirtless men are homoerotic. As I said I donâ€™t find anything erotic about these images or anything â€œgayâ€ about them. My intention is not to in any way defend Putin, and these are certainly strange and even creepy photos, but lets not conflate that with homosexuality.