Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Wurst shall be first

Europeans safely listen to pop at night because rough men stand ready to do violence in their behalf...except when they would have to confront Putin;
Austria's popular bearded lady, Conchita Wurst, won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night in a result that promises to reinforce the tolerant tone the event has sought to strike in recent years.
Ms. Wurst's onstage drag persona was created by a 25-year-old singer named Thomas Neuwirth. Sporting a skintight glittery dress, long brown hair and a beard, Ms. Wurst won the contest with a song titled "Rise Like A Phoenix."
Who also attracted attention in Russia;
 Vitaly Milonov, a Russian politician known as a force behind his country's antigay laws, called the performer "sick" in a Danish newspaper interview. 
Meanwhile Ukraine has to decide whether to side with Russia or 'The West'.

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