Conservative Russians Offset Rainbow Profile Pictures With Flags

In Soviet Russia, love doesn't always win. Responding to the wave of pride rainbow-embossed profile photos that washed across social media in wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in America on Friday, some conservative and homophobic Russians are shading profile images the colors of their country's flag: white, blue and red.
The man behind the idea is Rishat Shigapov, a graphic designer who told the RSN radio station that he had received many requests from friends who needed his help in altering their profile photos. In addition to embossing their images with the Russian flag, Russian users have begun to counter the popular #LoveWins hashtag with #pridetobestraight and #pridetoberussian



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