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Vasil’s response to North Macedonian people

As you all could read here there is a lot of opposition against Vasil’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. Vasil came up with his own statement today: “I am a music ambassador, and in music there is no religion, politics, orientation, race or color. I had absolutely no intentions to hurt anybody. Quite the opposite! I am so proud of this project which not only embodies me, but my country and culture – musicians and featured artists in the gallery. I do not apologise for being me. I never will – I didn’t have a choice in that. However, if I hurt ANYBODY in ANY WAY, from the bottom of my heart … I am sorry. Forgive me.

Meanwhile, the video has been changed. The three paintings in the colors of the Bulgarian flag are removed from the clip.

Apart from this, fans started another petition, in order to support Vasil. You can find the petition here. The words are in Macedonian. It says, translated: “In 2021 there is no place for nationalism and homophobia, especially not when it comes to music. Macedonia was represented at Eurovision by singers of different ethnicities and that is our advantage. The politicization of Eurovision must stop those who insult and unjustifiably spread hate speech.”

To be continued, hopefully in a positive way for Vasil…

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