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Iran recalls ambassador to Azerbaijan over Eurovision ‘gay parade’

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  1. I’d be more concerned about music quality then gay parade.

  2. Having had a cursory glance over my Friends on Facebook, most of the Eurovision fans are straight. Eurovision is camp. Iran clearly needs a lesson in defining the difference between camp and gay. I would suggest a website. Not difficult, is it?

    1. It seems like Iran is really insecure about things that happen in Azerbaijan. In Iran, Azerbaijan is traditionally considered a part of Iran’s geography, even if not within Iran’s political borders. The mullahs are furious that the independent country of Azerbaijan is outside their theocratic control.

    2. Iran is blinded by all of the gays they have murdered over the many years
      that they have been killing their own people for having sex, now how crazy is that?

    3. Thank goodness you say that Matt, but not only Iranian mullahs need to understand the difference between camp and gay, even some gay men buy into the idea that there’s something inherently gay about cheesy pop and naff costumes.

  3. Eurovision is gay as a goose. Hurrah!

  4. Iran needs to move forward a couple of centuries and realize that you can’t squash or silence gay people, despite their filthy, evil executions and the like. Nobody would object if they boycotted the event.

    1. That There Other David 23 May 2012, 11:11pm

      Iran already doesn’t participate in Eurovision. Nothing to do with geography either. More because it’s an extremely unpopular country run by cretins than anything else.

      1. I didn’t think they did. I had originally said something else after “Nobody would object if they…” and I ran through a few differing things regarding the country, but they all seemed too hateful to post.

  5. I think it is a real shame there isn’t a gay parade! It would have been a good opportunity.

  6. Quite right Iran, after all you want to continue to provide a decent society for your people don’t you? One that hangs 16 year olds from cranes,you know, that sort of thing.

    1. Well the law is the law, just as Hazelmary Bull had to suffer last year

      1. Shake Spear 24 May 2012, 2:33am

        Is that ugly thing still breathing?

      2. What have Iran’s laws got to do with whether Azerbaijan chooses to host a cheesy music competition or not? What a fatuous comment.

      3. “just as Hazelmary Bull had to suffer last year”

        Ah, a beautiful thing, wasn’t it? I do enjoy watching people being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. It was for their own good really, they were living like mediavial peasants.

      4. Sure, cause we all called for Hazelmary Bull to be executed didn’t we?
        That’s really scraping the false equivalence barrel.

  7. Iran has had openly gay Sultans in the past. What’s their problem these days!

    1. friday jones 23 May 2012, 11:17pm

      The Iranians are disgusted by any homosexual activity that doesn’t involve an underage boy. If there was a Pederasty Parade, Iran would sponsor that mofo.

    2. Did it? I think you’ll find they were more what we’d call bisexual than gay but, in any event, it would have been in a period where wealth and power and religious authority weren’t as toxically mingled as it is there today.

  8. Why do LGBT try to take over Eurovision anyway? It is a musical event for all of Europe, Azerbaijan should not have to deal with a certain part of the community which wishes to make everything about their issues.

    Eurovision is for everybody, not just LGBT, so am glad that AZ has chosen to clamp down, and long may it continue.

    1. Shake Spear 24 May 2012, 2:35am

      LGBT hasn’t taken over Eurovision. It’s a song contest. Anyone can apply.

      It is Iran’s leadership that is making gay associations and accusations, sounding heartbeats, recriminations…

      Annie, are you okay, so Annie are you okay…

    2. The Iranian mullahs are, as usual, getting their knickers in a twist in a woolly sort of way (woolly knickers?). As has been pointed out above, Eurovision is camp, not gay – I wish more people would make the effort to recognise the difference.

    3. “Why do LGBT try to take over Eurovision anyway?”

      Why do bigots want to get their own way all the time?

    4. Yes, it must be such a relief to anyone preoccupied with the sexuality of others Andrew. Sleep well tonight.

      1. He won’t he’ll be up all night with his cock gripped in his hand counting the naked lads jumping over his bed in his imagination. But it’s ok they will be carrying a bi-bull as they do it, so no sin there then?

  9. Your headline is not backed up by anything in you write in your story.
    What’s the source?

  10. Azerbaijan’s lucky day! One less fundamentalist, Muslim Iranian poking their noses in other people’s business!

  11. Islam is the worst form of cancer to hit the human race and there is no cure….yet.

    1. Only continued, unapologetic logic and realism

  12. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to share your hopes with us.

  13. “Lets hope that Azerbaijan fully clamp down on homosexuality parades, and that Russia win this years contest.”

    Lets also hope that Civil Partnerships won’t lead to Marriage Equality….oh, no wait….. LOL! Poor delusional Aiden.

  14. There is a more “accurate” depiction of the events that led to Iran recalling its ambassador here

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/world/middleeast/after-protests-iran-recalls-ambassador-from-azerbaijan.html

  15. Wow Aiden bet your arms are getting really big now what with all the exercise lifting up that big rock you live under. Any chance you will be coming out of the closet?

  16. Eurovisin ‘spat’ status: Amber

  17. Eurovision ‘spat’ status: Amber

  18. Robert in S. Kensington 24 May 2012, 5:02pm

    You might consider moving there once equal marriage is introduced. I’m sure you’d be quite happy and fit in perfectly.

  19. Robert in S. Kensington 24 May 2012, 5:03pm

    I wonder how the Azerbaijanis will react seeing Graham Norton camp it up, assuming that he will.

  20. GingerlyColors 24 May 2012, 5:08pm

    Oh for crying out loud! Why is it that the Iranians have to stir things up at the slightest opportunity. Eurovision is a song contest, for goodness sake, founded in 1956 to help foster better relations between our countries after World War II. Although it is popular with gays – I enjoy it myself – nine out of ten people who watch it are straight. At least Azerbaijan, although Muslim, do not share the same fetish for hanging gay people from cranes like the Iranians do.

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