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Azerbaijan accuses Iran of slander over Eurovision gay pride rumours

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  1. Gay pride is slander? These people need to lighten up and start reading newspapers, it’ll help them adapt to the current century.

    1. That There Other David 21 May 2012, 6:15pm

      Indeed. It really makes you feel welcome when the hosts view your presence as an insult, doesn’t it?

      1. Yeah, they are quite inviting, aren’t they? I’m sure they have no issue with the money it makes for them.

  2. Bit of a ‘spat’ then!

  3. That’s not good to confront neighboring country, especially Islamic one…. They should be friendly to each other …

    1. Oh, shut up Rich, we’re all aware of your tolling here and your sudden and miraculous improvements English. Why not run along and play with your sister. God knows, its how your parents met.

  4. Eurovision in itself is a big bloody gay parade!! Go UK xxxx

  5. iran is such attention seeker

  6. The format of this contest is awkward since the contest must take place in the country of the previous year’s winners, which begs the question, why even allow authoritarian states like Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, dictatorships like Belarus or appalling human rights abusers like Israel to take part?

    I only ever watched the contest to laugh at the bizarre costumes and set pieces and for Terry Wogan’s commentary. With Terry Wogan out of the picture and now seeing it lend an appearance of legitimacy to a state like in Azerbaijan, I think I’ll pass.

    1. Shake Spear 21 May 2012, 11:06pm

      What a condescending c*nt.

      Glad you’ve found something in life to feel superior to.

    2. Cardinal BoomBangaBangBangILuvU 22 May 2012, 12:33am

      What do you mean? This is the most important and serious music competition in the World.

      It must be well worth the forced evictions, demolitions and arrests I saw on the C4 News tonight.

    3. That There Other David 22 May 2012, 9:56am

      Great. You do that. Have a nice night whatever you end up doing.

      Come back and tell us all how it went.

  7. Robert in S. Kensington 21 May 2012, 6:46pm

    Keep the Eurovision song contest strictly European-based and only Europeans should be allowed to participate.

    1. Cardinal BoomBangaBangBangILuvU 22 May 2012, 1:46am

      It would be less interesting without Israel. Dana International was actually good.

  8. 8:30 BBC1. There is a programme called Eurovision’s dirty secrets, focussed on Azerbaijan. May be worth a look.

    1. I had a chance to watch that program, many thank for the heads up Angela. It was shocking the level of mafia-styled dictatorship that runs that country, its human rights buses don’t just stop at state sanctioned homophobia it seems.

      1. buses = abuses

  9. to be honest i was kind of expecting this…

  10. Bloody hell, it’s like watching a couple of bickering children. What I want to do is say to them both, grow up and act your age!

    Azerbaijan should never have been allowed to enter Eurovision anyway.

  11. Does it really matter? The Eurovision has never been the same since all the former “Eastern Block” countries joined in and started blatantly-political voting. Yeah, we ALL know Greece gives Cyprus 12 points and visa-versa, but even so….

    Two episodes, an Eastern Eurovision Song Contest and Western Eurovision Song Contest, and then a play-off between the two winners would be better.

    Still having a big Eurovision party on Saturday though ;o)

    1. Nil pointz

  12. Why is Azerbaijan in Eurovision anyway? This country is no more European than Iran is and its culture and government antithetical to Western tolerance.

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