Unacceptable behaviour by USFÖ hostess
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
HANOVER, GERMANY – We were really relactant to believe that this happened last night during the German National Final but we got confirmation by translation on this: Barbara Schöneberger, hostess of the Unser Song für Österreich said to the audience during the live show that “Don’t wonder why Australia take part in Eurovision 2015, Greece also takes part as well not been in the European Union”.
Is this a joke? Who allowed the hostess to say such a political statement? The Greek fans are furious since last night trolling on Twitter the German behaviour. Of course Greek National Broadcaster is still sleeping and hasn’t reacted to the German National Broadcaster. One thing is for sure: Germany will definitely not going to get any points from Greece with this kind of behaviour!
We also kindly asked EBU and NDR to comment on the issue and we wait for their reply. EBU should reply and react as well since NDR is a member of Reference Group and member of BIG 5.
Germany should not have insulted an ally and an EU member like this. Because Greece can also make good humour on German past as well! Building bridges? WE DEFINITELY LAUGH!
THE EBU STATEMENT
“We consider this a satirical comment, and are confident that this was in no way intended as an insult. To judge an entire nation on the comments of a TV host is ridiculous.”