3 Gays and a Mad Queen protest while being hosted in the only democracy in the Middle East
Iceland’s Eurovision act could face punishment after displaying terror flags during the live broadcast, organizers said.
Upon being televised, the Iceland team displayed scarfs with terror flags of the imaginary state of Palestine.
When the home crowd saw the flags, a chorus of boos rang out as the broadcaster quickly switched to the hosts.
Sitting comfortably in the only democracy in the Middle East, Hatari, a leather-clad bondage punk gay-trio, had been critical of Israel before Saturday’s grand finale, going as far as to challenge PM Netanyahu, to a “friendly match of traditional Icelandic trouser grip wrestling”.
In a statement, Eurovision said the “consequences of this action” will be discussed by the contest’s executive board.
It said: “The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political event and this directly contradicts the Contest rules. The banners were quickly removed and the consequences of this action will be discussed by the Reference Group (the Contest’s executive board) after the Contest.”
Eurovision is supposed to be “non-political” however the build-up has been marred by antisemitism and calls for a boycott of the Jewish State hosting the song contest.
During Madonna’s highly anticipated performance, her backing dancers displayed Israeli and terror flags.
Organizers said it had not been part of the approved act.