If you ask Vladimir Putin, he never has bad days – because he’s a man.
As he showed the American screenwriter around the Kremlin, the Russian president clarified that he was not trying “to insult anyone” but rather pointing out “the nature of things.”
“There are certain natural cycles,” he added, according to Bloomberg.
In the West, Putin’s comments about women – such as when he asked a crowd at an economics conference if anyone had a “pill” to cure American journalist Megyn Kelly’s supposed “hysteria,” or said that arrested members of the Russian rock group Pussy Riot could have been “at home, doing housework” – have frequently raised eyebrows and accusations of sexism.
In the documentary, Stone also tried to get Putin to clarify his stances on LGBT rights in Russia, where it is illegal to distribute information about homosexuality to children.
When Stone asked Putin if he would shower with a gay man on a submarine, the Russian president once again replied with a jib.
“Well, I prefer not to go to the shower with him. Why provoke him?” Putin said. “But you know, I’m a judo master.”