Eurovision BANNED in China after it edited out LGBT performance by Ireland

Mango TV blurred rainbow flags and tattoos as Ryan O'Shaughnessy performed the Irish entry, Together, with two male dancers.

Chinese state media also reported that Chinese TV did not air Albania's performance from Tuesday's semi-final.

People took to social media to slam the decision.

Now the European Broadcast Union (EBU)  said that the contract allowing the Chinese broadcast the 2018 contest had been terminated immediately.

Mango TV were unable to televise the second semi-final tonight and won't be allowed to show Saturday's final.

Ryan O'Shaughnessy secured a place in the grand final for Ireland.


Sun Online has contacted Mango TV for comment.

Rylan Clark-Neal told Ryan about the decision saying: "China has been banned by the EBU to show rights of the Eurovision as Mango TV in China decided to censor not only Ireland's but another delegation's performance on Tuesday night."

Rylan added it was because his performance "depicts a love story" between two men.

Ryan replied: "I'd like to welcome the decision by the EBU to do that because from the very start we've said 'love is love'.

"It doesn't matter whether it's between two guys or two girls, or a guy and a girl.

"So I think this is a really important decision by the EBU and they haven't taken this lightly and I think it's a move in the right direction so I'm happy about it."

Rylan added: "You know what, this is Eurovision, it's inclusive of every single person."

The 63rd Eurovision Song Contest ends with the Grand Final on Saturday, May 12.



 

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