Polish TV Bows To Church Demands; Dismisses BEHEMOTH's Nergal From The Voice Of Poland
October 18, 2011, 8 years ago
ENInews has issued the following report from Jonathan Luxmoore:
Poland's state TV network has given in to demands by the Roman Catholic church and promised not to re-employ a "death metal" rock star on its most popular music talent show.
"In connection with press reports about Adam Darski's behavior during a recent Warsaw club concert... his provocative behavior showed a lack of respect for religious convictions, as well as for the sick and handicapped," Polish TV's president, Juliusz Braun, said on 13 October.
The statement was issued after reports that Darski, whose stage name is Nergal, had appeared as a priest and pretended to cure a handicapped person during a Warsaw concert by his band, BEHEMOTH.
Braun told Poland's Catholic information agency, KAI, that he understood the feelings of Christians who had signed letters of protest against the star, and now believed it had been a "mistaken decision" to employ Darski, who would not be appearing in future shows.
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