The prior statement is really funny if you’re an American who remembers what the phrase “Greek style” meant in the 1970s. After all, Puti-Toots is the world’s most prominent (and, as of this year, eligible) closet homosexuals ever recorded in history. Whether frothing up pogroms against his fellow gays under the excuse that homosexuality will make good heterosexual Russian husbands go gay, or posing for shirtless photos showing him being gentle with a horse, the Russian boss really seems to enjoy making people wonder what’s really going on behind those sensitive, manly, thoughtful eyes. Whatever.
Come out, come out, Puti-Toots. You’re not really fooling anyone. That is to say, we get it. You’re manly. You’re powerful. You’re vulnerable to homoerotic temptation. And look at the homoeroticism you’re inspiring in your fanboys.
Zavadski, Katie. “Putin’s Birthday Present Is a Hercules-Themed Art Show About How Manly and Amazing He Is”. New York Magazine. 6 October 2014.