Protest against TRT’s cancellation of broadcasting of Eurovision Song Contest. (Pictures from KaosGL’s facebook page)
The station claimed that the cancellation was due to the low ratings, even though last year quarter of the households were tuned in to watch. Some LGBTQ organizations claim that this was due to the Finland’s entry “Marry Me” that included a lesbian kiss at the end of the performance.
Andre Banks Co-founder and Executive Director of All Out said:
“All Out members are not fooled by Turkey’s weak excuse. It is clear to the world that Turkey pulled the popular Eurovision show simply because two women expressed love through a kiss. Nothing could be more harmless than a kiss between two people.”
Even though the petition to urge the station to broadcast Eurovision by AllOut gathered over 35K signs, TRT did not broadcast the show anyway.
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