Putin: I don’t have bad days because I’m ‘not a woman’
Russian President Vladimir Putin told controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone that he doesn’t have bad days because he is a man, according to new footage provided to Bloomberg.
While touring the Kremlin’s gilded throne room, Stone asked Putin if he ever had “off days.”
“I am not a woman, so I don’t have bad days,” Putin responded. “I am not trying to insult anyone. That’s just the nature of things. There are certain natural cycles.”
In the newly-released footage, the Russian president also denies that his administration is pursuing a campaign against homosexuality in Russia. Critics have blasted a reported ally of Putin, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, for allegedly detaining and torturing more than 100 gay men in Chechnya.
“There are no restrictions whatsoever,” Putin said of homosexuals in Russia.
In April, former Vice President Joe Biden called on President Trump to confront Putin about human rights abuses in Chechnya.
“I am disgusted and appalled by reports from both the Russian media and non-governmental organizations that authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have rounded up, tortured and even murdered individuals who are believed to be gay. I hope that the current administration lives up to the promises it has made to advance human rights for everyone by raising this issue directly with Russia’s leaders,” Biden said at the time.