Black Eyed Peas Put on Rainbow Armbands Throughout NYE Poland Present
The Black Eyed Peas confirmed solidarity with the LGBT group to ring within the new yr — doing so on Polish territory … and on a state-sanctioned TV channel, no much less.
The music group was employed because the headlining gig for TVP’s “New 12 months’s of Goals” present, and once they lastly hit the stage … all 4 members got here out carrying rainbow armbands. It appears they saved them on for whereas, too, as they went by their set.
Promocja LGBT w #TVP2 . WSTYD! To nie #SylwesterMarzeń lecz Sylwester Wynaturzeń. pic.twitter.com/T5E1ts10iW
— Marcin Warchoł (@marcinwarchol) December 31, 2022
In fact, that sparked outrage amongst Poland’s Regulation and Justice Occasion (PiS), which is in energy in the mean time — and which has taken on very robust anti-LGBT views and insurance policies … trickling all through a lot of the nation and embraced by a number of residents as properly.
One such member of PiS, Marcin Warchol, expressed his indignation on the BEP’s equipment, writing … “LGBT promotion in TVP2 . DISGRACE! It’s not a New 12 months’s Eve of Goals however a New 12 months’s Eve of Deviance.”
Unity, tolerance, understanding, oneness, respect, variety & inclusion…THATS LOVE…persons are individuals & we must always all follow to honor & love all of the various kinds of individuals on earth & be taught from them…I LOVE YOU your nation… https://t.co/P2MmKewLwV
— will.i.am (@iamwill) December 31, 2022
The humorous factor is that TVP is, kind of, a state broadcaster — they repeatedly air programming that aligns with PiS … and the Black Eyed Peas had been presumably employed by somebody working there/with ties to the ruling get together. So … that is kinda on them.
Will.i.am caught wind of the backlash and responded, writing … “#WHEREStheLOVE??? Unity, tolerance, understanding, oneness, respect, variety & inclusion…THATS LOVE…persons are individuals & we must always all follow to honor & love all of the various kinds of individuals on earth & be taught from them…I LOVE YOU your nation…”
He additional addressed the matter on video, posting a clip of himself speaking about why they did what they did — and all of it comes right down to attempting to achieve individuals who do not see eye to eye.
Will even emphasised what the Black Eyed Peas have at all times stood for — and in gentle of that, yeah … it is fairly clear they are not the far-right act PiS may’ve thought they wished for NYE.