Fascist Russia is actively oppressing gay people and systematically ignoring human rights in general. So, instead of just demanding that gay athletes and tourists are not persecuted, why don't we just cancel the Winter Olympics altogether?

Short answer: because the International Olympic Commitee is a bunch of corrupt fat cats who want to keep sucking on the money that these events generate, regardless of any blatant human rights violation by the host countries. It happened with China, it's happening now. Perhaps NBC's troubles will spark some changes, but I doubt it. [Photo by Getty Images]