EBU disgusted by online hatred against Eurovision Song Contest staff

EBU disgusted by online hatred against Eurovision Song Contest staff

The EBU, the European broadcaster behind the Eurovision Song Contest, has responded to hate messages allegedly received by various staff and volunteers. Fans criticized the technical problems on stage and the EBU’s statement about the performance of the Albanian candidate Ronela Hajati (32). The broadcaster previously said that Ronela’s performance was too difficult and unsuitable for a family show, partly because she was holding her crotch. This comment caused great anger among fans.

“Our artists, team and volunteers must be able to do their work without falling victim to violence and hatred”

The broadcaster said in a statement: “We condemn all forms of discrimination and hate online hate against the people who run this show.” said. Anyone crossing the border will be immediately blocked from social media. The EBU also said it will report hateful comments to local authorities if necessary.

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“We understand the love and passion for the singing competition and the EBU promotes freedom of expression, but our artists, collaborators and volunteers must be able to do their work without violence and hatred,” the broadcaster said. “The singing competition was created to build unity. Our main values ​​are unity, universality and diversity.” The EBU therefore wants everyone to respect these values.

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Photos of the Albanian rehearsals have since been removed from the EBU website. Ronela hopes that the Eurovision Song Contest will be over soon. “I miss my studio, making music, my shows and my fans,” the 32-year-old said Thursday. “I worked on every detail for five months and people were unhappy,” he said. The Dutch S10 competitor also talked about Ronela’s performance. “I loved it,” he said in an AVROTROS video. “But not everyone thought about it. It will be good.”

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