This year’s Eurovision song contest has been littered with controversy, and right up to the first note struck it looks like a trend that will continue. The latest musician to voice his opinion is Primal Scream’s, Bobby Gillespie. He has described Madonna as a “total prostitute” for choosing to perform at tonight’s Eurovision final in Tel Aviv, Israel.
This year’s event is being hosted by Israel after their entrant Nettawon last year’s competition. This caused quite a stir amongst many in the music business and artists like Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel and Wolf Alice to sign an open letter calling for the event to be boycotted and asking the BBC to cancel coverage of the event.
This is where Bobby Gillespie’s comments come in. Talking about the “Like A Virgin” pop singer he said: : “Madonna would do anything for money you know, she’s a total prostitute. And I’ve got nothing against prostitutes.
“…I think the whole thing is set up to normalise the State of Israel and its disgraceful treatment of the Palestinian people. By going to perform in Israel what you do is you normalise that. Primal Scream would never perform in Israel. I think Madonna is just desperate for publicity, desperate for the money. They pay very, very well.”
If you found that interesting, you can check out the full interview below: