Offenders androgynous participant of “Eurovision” will be punished for racism and homophobia


Bilal, Hessonite: Kristy Sparow / Getty Images

LGBT organization Urgence Homophobie intends to file complaints against Internet users who offend 19-year-old singer Bilal Hassani. On it informs TV channel BFM TV on Monday, January 28.

In may, the artist will represent France at the musical contest “Eurovision”. Some days a singer with androgynous appearance got at least a thousand abusive messages. They were connected not only with his homosexuality, but also with the national identity — the family of Hassani comes from Morocco.

The President of the Association Urgence Homophobie Guillaume Melanie said that to protect the musician will hire a total of 43 lawyers. They provide all the references and comments of the offenders. The authors of the posts could face a penalty of imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine of 22.5 thousand euros.

From Bilal Hassani has his own blog on YouTube. His channel almost 800 thousand subscribers.

January 26, were announced the names of the leading “Eurovision-2019”. One of them is 39-year-old fighter for the rights of the LGBT community Assi Azar. The event also will lead Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, showman and producer Erez tal and poet Lucy Ayoub.

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