Star Trek into Darkness‘ Chris Pine has spoken up regarding Russia’s new anti-gay laws.
The actor is unhappy with the U.S.’s lack of response to the laws, which have drawn protests ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which are being held in Sochi, Russia.
The law bans the “promotion of non-traditional relationships” to minors, and Pine called that “clearly awful, archaic, hostile nonsense.”
“I think we should do more than just send gay Olympians there,” said Pine. “What’s happening there in terms of gay rights or the lack of it is extraordinary and awful.”
The Sochi 2014 XXII Olympic Winter Games open next month.