Legendary United Kingdom Eurovision commentator and 1998 host has stated that he finds Conchita Wurst more freak show than foolish farce in a review article at Irish Times.
In an article written by the former Eurovision commentator Sir Terry Wogan, he says that he thinks of Conchita Wurst as more freak show than foolish farce. The Irish born Wogan was the United Kingdom commentator at Eurovision for thirty five years until 2008 when he retired from the contest
The Pink News report that the comment was derived from his review of Graham Norton’s new book The Life and Loves of a He-Devil in the Irish Times. Wogan goes on to state The inspired, logical choice for my replacement was Graham. He made it his own from year one – although I’m bound to say that the Bearded Lady who won this year, reducing Graham to tears, might have had a slightly different effect on me.I’ve always seen the Eurovision as a sometimes foolish farce, but not as a freak show.
Conchita Wurst performed for the United Nations in Vienna, in front of the UN’s head, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. A representative for Ban Ki-Moon said he was looking forward to meeting the cultural icon and that everyone is entitled to enjoy the same basic rights and live a life of worth and dignity without discrimination.
Sir Terry Wogan’s comments are probably not meant to be offensive although they have certainly upset certain fractions of the LGBT community. Miss Conchita Wurst has yet to comment maintaining a dignified silence throughout this controversy.