Måneskin, the winners of Eurovision 2021, have stood up to anti-LGBTQIA+ sentiment in a performance in Poland. Lead singer Damiano David rounded off the band’s performance at Polsat SuperHit Festival by sharing a passionate kiss with guitarist Thomas Raggi. The move was a statement against rising homophobia in Poland, reports wiwiblogs.
“We think that everyone should be allowed to do this without any fear. We think that everyone should be completely free to be whoever the fuck they want. Thank you Poland, love is never wrong!” announced Damiano.
The crowd roared with excitement and applause for the Italian rock band.
According to Metro, Poland has been flagged as one of the worst countries in the EU when it came to LGBTQIA+ rights as revealed by international watchdog, the Council Of Europe. The Polish president Andrzej Duda has also been criticised for saying, “LGBT is not people, it’s an ideology” and claimed it was “even more destructive than communism,” reports wiwiblogs.
The Italian rock band then took their message to Instagram by posting a shot of the kiss and proclaiming their stance as LGBTQIA+ allies. They repeated their quote in the caption, reiterating that “love is never wrong”.