Stephen Fry branded sick by Russian politician

Controversial Russian politician Vitaly Milonov has branded British actor Stephen Fry “sick” as the furore over the 2014 Winter Olympics escalates. Fry sparked an international debate about staging the Games in Russia when he wrote an open letter to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron last week (ends11Aug13) calling for a boycott of the event over the country’s gay rights record.
Stars including singer Lily Allen and actress Sophia Bush spoke out to back his plea for action, but now Milonov – one of Russia’s leading supporters of a gay propaganda ban in the country – has hit back.
In an extraordinary rant, he insisted homosexuality is a “sin” and branded Fry “sick” over his suicide attempt last year (12) when he downed vodka and pills in a bid to kill himself.
Milonov tells BBC Radio 5 Live, “Who is this Stephen Fry? I know because he is a sick person because he tried to commit suicide.”
Fry, who is now calling on medal-winning athletes to make a special “salute” on the podium to highlight their support for gay rights, took to his page to respond to Milonov’s remarks, writing, “Ah, that friend my Deputy. What a prince of humanity and what a hero of humanity.”