By Situation Theatre 10/2/14
The Kremlin has caved this morning in the face of a brutal international campaign of colourful doodles. Activists calling for a media boycott of the games in response to Russia’s oppression of LGBTI communities have egg on their face now that it has become clear effecting meaningful political change is a simple as bedazzling your corporation’s logo.
A Google press release stated “This is truly wonderful news. This victory shows that in all future cases of social injustice we can just jazz up our home page and slap on a relevant quote. The best thing is that we find these quotes through Google”.
Asked if they would consider blocking coverage of such events by changing search term filtering, spokesperson Sally Susbridge said “Did you even see the multicoloured image we put up for a whole day? Powerful stuff”.
Fairfax was equally chuffed with the outcome. SMH online editor Don Donson enthused “this is an incredible result for Russian gay and lesbian parents awaiting the passage of legislation which would take their children away. The campaign puts immense pressure on Putin to reverse the increasingly appalling attacks on the rights of LGBTI communities. It’s also an great result for us because although we’ll miss the increased traffic for our games coverage, at least we got a three day spike in click-throughs for our effusive stories about the opening ceremony”.