Polish pop star faces hate after publishing gay videoAround the World, Online Only Saturday, December 17th, 2016
Beata Kozidrak is a vocalist of legendary polish band – Bajm. This year she got divorced from her husband and relaunched her solo career releasing her third solo album B3. Polish gay couple Jakub and David, who found notoriety with their version of a Roxette video, loved her new song Niebiesko-zielone and made an amateur clip of it. Kozidrak adored their work and shared it on her official site sending congratulations to them. Then the hate began.
Beata Kozidrak has been a gay icon in Poland for over 30 years. Her colorful outfits, leather jackets and over the knee boots have been an inspiration for three generations of polish drag queens but Beata never mentioned a word about her attitude to the LGBT community. It was kept in a dark for years so it was surprise for everyone when she published the gay couple’s video for her new song Niebiesko-zielone” (Blue-Green) on her official site.
When Beata shared their video on her fan page, the response was enthusiastic but when the Polish media spread the news around the country a lot of nasty comments started to appear:
“When she got divorce she completely lost her mind”, “She should buy a hammer and hit herself in a head”, “That pig should be burnt on a stake”, “It should be cured not promoted”, “I’ve been your fan for 30 years, now it’s over”. Radical sites associated with Polish nationalists appealed to her fans to boycott her songs and concerts.
The Polish LGBT site where the story first appeared wrote, ”What is so abusive in it? Really nothing. Just two guys having fun and barely kissing each other through all four seasons in a three minute video. They recorded spring and autumn in Poland, summer in Italy and winter in Russia. As they say – they decided to do more videos as their respond on hates they faced some time ago when their Roxette video became popular. It seems they’ve got plenty to do.”
Watch the video above.
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