Andy Cohen Turns Down Miss Universe Hosting Gig in Russia, Claims Discriminatory Policies Make It Unsafe for Gays
Andy Cohen Turns Down Miss Universe Hosting Gig in Russia, Claims Discriminatory Policies Make It Unsafe for Gays (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Andy Cohen turns down Miss Universe hosting gig to be held Nov. 9, 2013, at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia, saying “the law is that anyone under suspicion of homosexuality can be arrested,” E! News reports. He added that he “didn’t feel right as a gay man stepping foot into Russia.”

Andy Cohen, “Watch What Happens Live” star, told Giuliana Rancic, his pageant cohost for the past two years, that he turned down the gig because of Russia’s “their discriminatory policies make it unsafe for the gays who live thereĀ and gays coming to work or visit.”