The Eurovision Song Contest has been branded a ‘Europe-Wide Gay Parade’ by the Russian Politician who called Stephen Fry ‘Sick’.
Vitaly Milonov, a prominent anti-gay Russian politician has branded Eurovision a ‘Sodom Show’ and said that Austria’s Drag entry Conchita Wurst was a ‘pervert.’
Last year Milonov, who was instrumental in creating Russia’s anti-gay law, banning the ‘promotion of non-traditional relationships’ to anyone under the age of 18 has branded the actor, writer and broadcaster Stephen Fry ‘Sick’.
The Independent reports that he wrote a letter to to Russia’s Eurovision selection comittee requesting that Russia be removed from the competition altogether. He said that inclusion in the competition would: ‘contradict the path of cultural and moral renewal that Russia stands on’ and ‘insult millions of Russians’ watching the broadcast.
‘The participation of the obvious transvestite and hermaphrodite Conchita Wurst on the same stage as Russian singers on live television is blatant propaganda of homosexuality and spiritual decay,’ Milonov said.
Conchita Wurst was subject to a backlash recently after thousands of Russians signed a petition for Austria’s entry to be banned or edited out of the Eurovision broadcast.
Last year Turkish National broadcaster TRT was rumoured to have cancelled their broadcast of the 2013 Eurovision because of a lesbian kiss between two women in Finland’s entry Marry Me. There were in fact two gay kisses in the 2013 show.