Two Russian politicians are under investigation after using a video depicting Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst to announce their anti-gay platform
The six-second video by Murmansk city council representatives Oleg Guz and Almaz Gismeyev – which has since been deleted – depicted several cartoon figures resembling Wurst gathering a sign reading “There will be a parade!” The video then shows Guz and Gismeyev shaking hands while a voice-over announces their names and the slogan “Against Loudmouths and Gays.”
Although GayRussia.eu said that Guz and Gismeyev uploaded the video themselves, it is unclear whether it was an official campaign video for the upcoming municipal elections on Sept. 14.
Prosecutors in the city are investigating the video for evidence of incitement to hatred.
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