Sweden has selected an apparently homophobic singer to represent the country in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which has a huge gay following.
The handsome 28-year-old Måns Zelmerlöw was chosen as Sweden’s Eurovision representative on Saturday at the Melodifestivalen 2015 finals in Stockholm.
According to a March 2014 article on Wiwibloggs, Zelmerlöw – who came fifth in Sweden’s 2005 season of Idol – last year caused controversy when he spoke out against homosexuality on the show Pluras kök.
He said that, “it isn’t equally natural for men to want to sleep with one another” and called homosexuality a “deviation.”
Zelmerlöw went on to explain that “there isn’t anything wrong with it at all, but the more natural thing of course is that men and women make children together.”
He later released a statement apologising “to all who take offence,”adding: “I believe and hope that the vast majority know that I respect differences and all forms of love.”
Wiwibloggs now insists that Zelmerlöw is not really homophobic and simply “had a bad night on the show,” has “more than atoned for his slip of the tongue, and the Swedish public has moved on.”