It would be funny if it wasn't so depressing.
Elton John recently met with the president of Ukraine to discuss LGBT rights:
After speaking at the #YESUkraine2015 Conference today in Kiev, I met with Ukraine President Poroshenko about the importance of legislative changes to support LGBT rights. Specifically, I asked him to: 1. Ban discrimination in the workplace based on sexuality and gender identity. 2. Provide criminal penalties for hate crimes. I want to thank him and the First Lady for welcoming me and David so warmly, and for his support. @ejaf @davidfurnish @poroshenkopetro #lgbt #lgbtrights #ShareTheLove
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After this meeting, he publicly offered to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin in order to discuss similar issues, since Russia has a pretty terrible problem with homophobia. Vladimir Krasnov and Alexei Stolyarov, two Russian TV pranksters who known as "Vova and Lexus," jumped at this opportunity—they posed as Vladimir Putin and scheduled a phone call with Sir Elton. Because John is a committed philanthropist who was eager to engage in relations with Putin, he didn't verify that it was actually Putin and launched straight into the phone call. Here is the whole exchange. One of the pranksters poses as Putin, and another pretends to be a translator: