Former Ukrainian Eurovision entrant, Melovin, held a charity concert in support of Ukraine, gathering hundreds of fans in Kyiv. The singer came out last year during one of his concerts, and now him and his charity concert unfortunately became the target of a homophobic attack staged by right-wing radicals from his country.
Several aggressive right-wing radicals wearing face masks and holding posters “LGBT – Destruction of the Family” came to the entrance of the club and staged a homophobic anti-LGBT rally, and tried to interfere with the concert. Luckily, none of the attendees of the concert got hurt, nor did this prevent Melovin and his team from performing at this charity concert. This is not the first time that radical homophobic organizations have attacked the artist, spreading hatred in society.
People also actively stood up in defense of Melovin and his team, and condemned the behavior of the radicals. They called their action not only anti-tolerant, but also completely inappropriate during a full-scale war with Russia, where a scandalous law banning LGBT propaganda was passed only days ago.
During the concert, Melovin made the following statement:
The main thing that everyone should remember is that you need to live right now, don’t put off your life, continue to live, drink coffee, take selfies, help others and your country.
As we all know, Melovin represented Ukraine at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with the song “Under The Ladder”, and finished in 17th place in the Grand Final.