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Queer artists call on Olly Alexander to boycott Eurovision


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More than 450 queer artists, individuals and organisations have called on the UK’s Eurovision contestant, Olly Alexander, to boycott this year’s competition in solidarity with Palestine.

The actor Maxine Peake and the novelist and playwright Sarah Schulman are among the signatories of the open letter calling on the singer to withdraw from the contest in May due to the conflict in Gaza.

The letter, posted on Instagram by Queers for Palestine, read: “We share the vision of queer joy and abundance you’ve offered through your music, and share your belief in collective liberation for all. In this spirit, we ask you to heed the Palestinian call to withdraw from Eurovision … There can be no party with a state committing apartheid and genocide.

Queer artists call on Olly Alexander to boycott Eurovision over Israel participation | Eurovision | The Guardian

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@and-then I have a feeling by your laugh emoji that you believe the Queers for Palestine wouldn't actually be welcomed in Palestine. Absolutely stupid, isn't it? It's like belonging to Chickens for KFC or Jews for Lethal Gas.

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On 3/31/2024 at 9:13 AM, pellinore said:

More than 450 queer artists, individuals and organisations have called on the UK’s Eurovision contestant, Olly Alexander, to boycott this year’s competition in solidarity with Palestine.

The actor Maxine Peake and the novelist and playwright Sarah Schulman are among the signatories of the open letter calling on the singer to withdraw from the contest in May due to the conflict in Gaza.

The letter, posted on Instagram by Queers for Palestine, read: “We share the vision of queer joy and abundance you’ve offered through your music, and share your belief in collective liberation for all. In this spirit, we ask you to heed the Palestinian call to withdraw from Eurovision … There can be no party with a state committing apartheid and genocide.

Queer artists call on Olly Alexander to boycott Eurovision over Israel participation | Eurovision | The Guardian

Is Eurovision relevant anymore ?

Queers for Palestine lol.

 

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13 hours ago, A rather obscure Bassoon said:

Is Eurovision relevant anymore ?

Queers for Palestine lol.

 

It still has massive audiences when you consider the total audience globally 

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