Do you think it is OK for a two-times Nobel Peace Prize nominated woman to spread homophobia? Sure it is not! Esma, who represent FYR Macedonia with Lozano this year is blaiming gay lobby and it’s influence in voting. If it wasn’t represented they would go to the final. She even says that her partner from song, Lozano, could not leave hotel, as number of men were touching and pinching his behind. It seems that Esma doesn’t know that their first song, “Imperija”, was hugely supported by the same gay fans who allegedly were abusing Lozano.
Esma today has denied that she has blamed gay fans for hers and Lozano’s drop out in the second semifinal. In an interview that she gave a webportal from her country she said that she did not gave any statement to the Serbian newspaper that published the disputable interview. Esma also says that she would never say a thing like that as she is big humanitarian and she loves every single person and thing on this planet.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY ESMA
The story published in the Serbian tabloid newspaper ‘Kurir’ is a complete fabrication. On behalf of Esma, her management and the Macedonian Delegation for Eurovision, we strongly repudiate these falsehoods. Apart from an interview that will be published on escxtra.com this weekend, Esma has not given any other interviews to media since her return to Macedonia.
Esma does not follow any of the Eurovision fan sites, Facebook, twitter, etc. and was most distressed when she was told this morning of this false story. As a Romany she is particularly sensitive to the percussion of all minorities. She 100% supports the gay community, and has a strong believe that everyone may live their lives as they choose. Esma has a many gay friends, whom she respects and supports. Her own personal principles are that all people should be free to make their own choices so they can live free happy and fulfilled lives.
Esma’s management team are concerned about the damage this false story may cause to Esma’s personal and professional reputation. With this in mind we ask that all stories published on your respective websites relating to these falsehoods should be immediately amended and include this rebuttal.
As far as Lozano is concerned, I can personally confirm that he enjoyed many evenings in both Eruoclub and Eurocafe during his time in Malmo. He particularly enjoyed the Balkan Music Night and the Closing Party. Again the comments written about him in the ‘Kurir’ newspaper are utter nonsense!