Azerbaijan – This year’s Eurovision is more political than any edition before it. Apart from human rights problems in Azerbaijan and the conflict with Armenia, the list of political issues surrounding the competition another conflict has just been added to the list. Azerbaijan’s neighbour Iran has criticized the Caucasus nation for its hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest this year and has withdrawn its ambassador from Baku. Iranian clergymen also criticized the government in baku for allegedly allowing “Gay Parades”. To this point no parade of homosexuals has been authorized in Azerbaijan (except Eurovision of course ) . So Azerbaijan is criticized in the West for not allowing gay parades and in Iran for doing so.
Anyway, enjoy the show tonight and be proud that you are fans of a show that the mullahs in Teheran do not like!