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Typo turns Eurovision gay

The Local · 27 Apr 2011, 14:59

Published: 27 Apr 2011 14:59 GMT+02:00

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Instead of an “Aktionstag der Schulen,” or “Schools' Day of Action,” page 45 of the booklet read: “Aktionstag der Schwulen.” This was even translated into an English version as “Gay’s (sic) Day of Action.”

Roman von der Wiesche, spokesman for Düsseldorf’s marketing and tourism board, confirmed 65,000 pamphlets in German and 35,000 in English had to be recalled and corrected with a sticker.

The legendarily camp Eurovision Song Contest has a strong following in the gay community, but there was no indication the mistake was made intentionally.

The English pamphlet also had the blatant typo “Wielcome to Duesseldorf” on its first page. That mistake was be corrected by hand as organizers ink over the extra “i” with pens, since there was no time to reprint the materials.

The Rhineland city of Düsseldorf pushed hard to host this year’s Eurovision, beating out the likes of Berlin and Hamburg. Germany’s winning entrant in 2010, Lena Meyer-Landrut, will attempt to defend her title on May 14.

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16:06 April 27, 2011 by trash head
16:46 April 27, 2011 by iseedaftpeople
That typo is really not as left-field as it seems at first glance. The Eurovision Song Contest has always been a staple of gay subculture here in Germany, as the article correctly points out.
17:55 April 27, 2011 by derExDeutsche
2 'Gay' headlines in one day? makes me notice that we don't hear much about Gays @ thelocal.de . Just not part of the agenda, I guess.
01:17 April 28, 2011 by vonkoenigsberg
You don't hear about gays here because they aren't in the news. i'm sure they don't have an agenda of crusading against gays or anything.
05:59 April 28, 2011 by Nemo2010
Damn that Lena's a little cutie pie!!!!
08:53 April 28, 2011 by moistvelvet
"defend her title", in other words following her win last year it didn't turn her into a mega success as they thought so they are having a second stab at it.
11:06 April 28, 2011 by iseedaftpeople

I beg to differ. Lena is the most annoying thing ever to have come out of Hanover. And that says a lot for a town that has basically made it its business to annoy the rest of the country with celebrities and no-good politicians like Gerhard Schroeder, Christian Wulff, and bland rock and pop bands like the Scorpions and Fury in the Slaughterhouse.

But maybe I am just too old to "get" post-adolescent commercial feel-good pop music like hers. ;-)
11:40 April 28, 2011 by Angry Ami
Eurovision is gay
15:52 April 29, 2011 by Mary E
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts oftheir own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them upunto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. Romans 1: 24, 25, 26, 27.

The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman¦#39;s garment: forall that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 22:5.

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner,giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forthfor an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 7

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, noridolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. 1 Corinthians 6: 9.

Knowing this, that the law is not madefor a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and forsinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselveswith mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine. 1 Timothy 1:9,10.

And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put todeath: and ye shall slay the beast. And if a woman approach unto any beast,and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surelybe put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Lev 20: 15, 16.

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Leviticus 18: 22, 23.
17:09 April 29, 2011 by couchtripper
Thanks for that Mary, I was wondering what a religious nutjob would make of this spelling error.
22:20 April 29, 2011 by MichaSeifert-Weiss
Hahaha! Oh, Mary...how sad, cheer up.
00:32 April 30, 2011 by gnommy
so is that the catholic or puritan or victorian text you are quoting or just the mental rambles of a simple ,dont speak for the uk ,nutter from some god my know where from. ancient old english gnommi hiding in sachsen
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