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Eurovision Drag Queen Returns Home In Triumph

From an overjoyed Associated Press:

Eurovision-winning drag queen returns in triumph

By PHILIPP-MORITZ JENNE | May 11, 2014

VIENNA (AP) — Bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst made a triumphant return to Austria on Sunday after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in what the country’s president called a victory for tolerance in Europe.

Actually, Conchita Wurst is a stage name. His real name is Thomas Neuwirth. (As the AP even notes in passing below.) In fact, it is probably meant to be humorous. Since Wurst is German for ‘sausage,’ and Conchita is popular slang for the female sex organ in Spanish.

Wurst was greeted at Vienna airport by hundreds of fans singing the winning ballad, "Rise like a Phoenix." Wurst drew criticism from eastern Europe before Saturday’s show, with some blasting her as an example of Western decadence.

How bigoted those Eastern Europeans are. Maybe they aren’t ready to join NATO, after all.

However, Austria won points even from Russia. Wurst told a news conference shortly after her arrival in Vienna that shows "you can’t reduce a country to its tolerance or intolerance."

"Yesterday was a victory not just for me, but also for those people who believe in future that functions without discrimination and which is based on tolerance and respect," Wurst said…

How wonderful. With all of these tremendous victories we will never see intolerance or disrespect again in the world.

President Heinz Fischer congratulated Wurst, the alter ego of 25-year-old Thomas Neuwirth — telling the Austria Press Agency it was "not just a victory for Austria, but above all for diversity and tolerance in Europe." Other political leaders joined in the congratulations.

Did Obama call? If not, how did he miss this chance to show how wonderfully tolerant he is? (Unless you are a Republican or a conservative.)

Wurst told reporters that the victory doesn’t put pressure on her because she doesn’t consider herself "the ambassador of tolerance or the example" — though she is doing her "little bit." …

"I always say that my biggest goal is a Grammy, and on the way there I will grab everything that is given," Wurst added…

Who can doubt that he/she will get a Grammy? The Grammy people can’t afford to be seen as bigots.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, May 12th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Eurovision Drag Queen Returns Home In Triumph”

  1. 1. Google RISE LIKE A PHOENIX lyrics
    2. Recognize anthems appropriate to the Book of Revelation .. and not the good parts
    3. Conchita Wurst means .. Conception and confused

    You don’t have to be Fellini to figure this out

  2. “Since Wurst is German for ‘sausage,’ and Conchita is popular slang for the female sex organ in Spanish.”

    So .. what’s the implication of the Wu-Tang Clan?




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