It is one of the symbols of a Europe that wants to be “diverse, multicultural and tolerant”. But Eurovision seems to have had the opposite effect on – at least – one of the member countries of the Union.
Hungary has decided not to participate in the next edition of the competition, reported British daily The Guardian. The issue is the close links between the LGBT community and the show, in recent years, according to a source close to the Hungarian public television, MTVA.
Andras Bencsik, commentator on behalf of the administration of Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of the country, believes that Eurovision is a “homosexual flotilla”, adding that it “would be better if the country did not participate in the competition”.
A lot of young people think it’s an all-inclusive show, but during this show, good taste is destroyed by “screaming transvestites and bearded women,” he said.
According to citations reported by the local site Index.hu, other sources in the Hungarian public media felt that the contest was currently “too gay”. To the Guardian, the MTVA channel said that “instead of taking part in Eurovision in 2020, the audiovisual group will directly support the talents of Hungarian pop music”.
It is clear that the music contest has become a political tool of the left. Last year in France, the title Mercy, interpreted by two singers from Nice, was chosen to represent France at Eurovision 2018.
On France 2, Emilie Satt (29 years old) and Jean-Karl Lucas (35 years old), the two members of the group “Madame Monsieur”, were selected by the foreign jury and the French public to represent France at Eurovision 2018, on May 12 in Lisbon.
The title was inspired by a true story, that of the birth of a small Nigerian boy on the Aquarius, the boat of the NGO SOS Mediterranean, rescuing illegal migrants departing from Libya.
“The Eurovision is for us the perfect place to tell this story to the greatest number of people. The duo believes today it could do good in a context which has become so tense around migrants,” said the singers.