A movie showing Santa Claus, or more precisely, "Santa Putin," allegedly promoting nationalism and anti-Western attitude was made public in Russia.
The film, which was created by the production firm Signal, depicts Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, as a "Santa Putin" figure. In the first scene of the video, a little kid is being raised by a same-sex couple. Later, "Santa Putin" can be seen changing the pair's picture with one of a mother and father. Then, as if to imply that these are the conventional things a young boy should be playing with, he gives the youngster a football, toy cars, and a drum set.
The video shows a little child from the West sketching a picture for Santa and requesting both typical boys' gifts and a mother and father. In contrast to the images on the mantle in the child's house, which show just two male parents, the child's painting shows him holding hands with both a lady and a man.
The little boy shudders at the idea of dressing as a woman and finds the idea of the necklace and headdress repugnant, both of which he throws away in disgust. The story explains how he was forcibly raised as a woman against his will. In the little boy's cozy house, the camera focuses on books with titles like "Straight into Gay," "Render me, Gender me," and "Growing up Gay."
After stuffing a letter to Santa in his stocking above the fireplace, the little youngster, dressed in pink pajamas, is seen dozing off on the couch. Suddenly, a man who resembles Vladimir Putin who is wearing red stockings and a white beard emerge.
The music from The Nutcracker's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky begins to play as he walks in. The room's decorations are subsequently altered by "Santa Putin," who swaps out girlie stuff for gifts that the video's producers believe are more appropriate for a boy.
Santa can see the Russian President's reflection as he peers into the mirror above the mantelpiece. He then faces the camera as the youngster is seen outdoors with his gifts—a football and a transformer toy. The youngster wakes up beaming broadly and looks out the window to see Santa still keeping watch.
The film also seems to be an effort to improve President Putin's reputation by portraying him as a kind leader who can restore traditional values and order to a chaotic globe. In the film, President Putin is shown as a father figure who can provide peace and security to the country, reinforcing the concept that Russia is a "Greater Fatherland." This is a potent political statement that is probably going to hit home with a lot of Russians.
The majority of Russians support the ban and share President Putin's views on LGBTQ+ rights.
Compared to over ten years ago, more Russians now reject same-sex unions.
The ban's proponents contend that upholding traditional values and the family unit is essential to Russian culture and that doing so would preserve children's safety and well-being.
In addition to supporting the legislation, proponents of traditional marriage and family values contend that same-sex partnerships should not be encouraged or recognized.
However, those who are against the bill contend that it violates human rights and fosters an environment of prejudice and discrimination toward LGBTQ+ people.
In addition, opponents of the legislation contend that it has had a detrimental effect on LGBTQ+ citizens of Russia, who have recently seen higher rates of violence and persecution.
The majority of Russians support Putin on this matter, although the international world may not.
In reality, the majority of individuals who live in nations where it is still unlawful to promote LGBT or sexualized material in the media have conventional values.
The percentage of those opposed to same-sex partnerships has increased by 10% since the first iteration of Russia's contentious "gay campaign" legislation, which forbade the promotion of homosexuality among minors, in 2013.
According to a recent study by Entertainment Insider, there has been a significant rise in the amount of LGBTQ material in children's programming, and those working behind the scenes have been working toward this goal for years and won't be giving up any time soon.
Hollywood has been persuaded to boost LGBTQ representation in media thanks to groups like GLAAD and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, especially in children's shows on networks like Nickelodeon, PBS, and Cartoon Network.
According to a Gallup survey, support for same-sex marriage in the US has risen to an all-time high of 70%.
The increase in support is entirely attributable to Republicans, who now favor same-sex unions at a rate of 55% for the first time.
Children's TV programs have been hit by a tidal wave of homosexual representation, with a 222 percent rise in LGBTQ characters and storylines only between 2017 and 2019.
The number of individuals in the US who identify as LGBTQ+ has also doubled over the previous ten years, according to Gallup research that has been featured in publications like the Guardian.
A few years ago, Barack Obama and the vast majority of Americans openly opposed homosexual marriage.