One of the judges of Romania’s Got Talent has been accused of starting a hate campaign against LGBTI people.
Mihaela RÄƒdulescu uploaded a homophobic post to her weblog in which she calls the LGBTI community, and gay men in particular, abnormal and a threat to family values.
She also compares being gay to being a terrorist, calls for public LGBTI events to be quenched – and asks same-sex couples to refrain from public displays of affection.
Addressing homosexuals as ‘you abnormal people’, the TV judge tells them to keep their affection of the street because she is worried for her child’s well-being.
The TV star, calling Conchita Wurst ‘a woman who was a man but can’t let go of the beard’, also refers to an unnamed ‘transvestite contestant’ on Romania’s Got Talent as ‘getting a yes for the open mind’ but not for their performance.
Accusing people of attacking those who hold supposedly wrong opinions, RÄƒdulescu claims her post is a last bastion of free speech, which she says often falls victim to political correctness.
The TV star said LGBTI culture bleeding into the mainstream would ‘infringe on the majority’s right to disagree with their lifestyle’.
Her homophobic rant was inspired by something her partner Felix Baumgartner, famous for his jump to earth from a balloon in the stratosphere, posted on his Facebook page.
In his post the skydiver expressed his support for Andreas Gabalier, an Austrian folk singer.
During his speech at the Austrian Music Award Amadeus Gabalier said: ‘It’s not easy in this world if, as a man, you still like women.’
When the audience booed, he described them as intolerant as said he wished the ‘politically correct’ side would show people with other opinions more tolerance themselves.
RÄƒdulescu’s comments have sparked discussion and controversy; she has received both support and heavy criticism for her wording and the message her blog sends out.