Following controvesy and scandal, harsh words and loaded responses, the feud between Aram Mp3 and Conchita Wurst appears to be over.

Today at Eurovision in Concert the duo were photographed exchanging words and a big hug. As you can see in this series of photos, the two stars looked genuinely happy to put all of the drama behind them. So does the woman in the painting.

Conchita Wurst Aram Mp3

The battle is over and the friendship is on, but it’s been a long road to get there. As you’ll recall, Aram Mp3 was asked a series of awkward questions at a press conference in Yerevan, and his answers were interpreted as being extremely homophobic and transphobic. Then, in an interview with wiwibloggs.com, Conchita said that she’d like to have a word with Aram over coffee and cake.

But Aram Mp3 offered Miss Wurst a peace branch when he released the following apology this morning.

In my personal life and in my work, the respect for others is my guiding principle. Apart from being a musician, I’m also a comedian. Music and humor are inseparable parts of my life; I made some remarks recently in a humorous manner, which instead may have hurt the dear friends and fans. I really regret this and want to state clearly that I reject homophobia.

After their encounter, he tweeted the following:

 

We are thrilled to see Armenia and Austria coming together and promoting mutual respect over misunderstanding. Long live Aram Mp3! Long live Conchita! Now let’s all enjoy the music.

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Judith
Judith
6 years ago

Not really. There is a video of this hug and as soon as Aram turns his back, his face turns into something close to nausea.

LEAPerce
LEAPerce
6 years ago

To say this about Armenia is nothing short of racism. My country is one of the furthest from Armenia in Eurovision qualifying, with only Iceland and Norway being further probably, yet I have no issues with Aram because different cultures = different comedy. I have many gay friends who are wondering what the big deal is, because this is a SONG contest. I hope commentators from all the countries don’t mention this whole feud during the events, so first time watchers don’t have to know about all this. All I will say is, wow, if the East really is this… Read more »

Zk
Zk
6 years ago

First of all, after all this I really hope Aram doesn’t win. I don’t know what kind of sick game this is but talking about tolerance and acting this way is not a civilized manner of rejecting him. An ex-soviet country, has a lot of good values and virtues and is trying to be more open-minded about homosexuality but u need to understand it’s not that easy. During the soviet era, ALL doors were closed to the West. But oh well, what point am I trying to make? No use !!! And I don’t care about ur votes, that’s not… Read more »

magic Alex
magic Alex
6 years ago

# Marcelo N # and people who tend to generalize armenians or anyone else… Don’t do that! Think how is would be to say that spanish are like this or homosexuals are like that. I am an armenian and can say that I hate when someone puts me in a box. No matter what box it is!
Aram has appologized and is friends with Conchita. Now let’s get over it and move on! 🙂

magic Alex
magic Alex
6 years ago

Now when Aram and Conchita have reconciled and become friends, let’s concentrate on music. Remeber it’s a yearly song contest for Europe to celebrate music and Unity. # Peace ? Love # from Armenia to everyone in Europe regardless your sexual orientation!

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

I can’t believe people booed Aram on his 30th birthday. How sad was that. He’s such a nice guy.

Art408
Art408
6 years ago

Well said Aram!! Your response is welcome and to the point. Good luck to Armenia from the USA!!!!

Alex Rednig
Alex Rednig
6 years ago

Well done Aram! It takes a lot of guts to admit mistakes and apologize for them. Thank you for making it clear to everyone that homophobic slurs are not acceptable, joke or not. I applaud you. Now hopefully we can all leave this behind and enjoy Eurovision for what it is: A great festival where everybody comes together to celebrate as one, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or social status. Good luck to Armenia from Austria!

Lightning Bryce
Lightning Bryce
6 years ago

Since I personally consider “Rise Like a Phoenix” to be this year’s runaway best song, I’d like to thank Mr. Aram Mp3 for creating even more publicity. When has Austria ever received this kind of attention? Not since Udo Jurgens.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

@Hrach Amen to that !

Lolilly
Lolilly
6 years ago

@ Jak
You’re only feeling threatened because you’re feeling guilt and you know that. Otherwise why feel threatened? Let your votes and the public decide. Why use propaganda to try to persuade people that certain former soviet people are basically outcasts and worthless. Have you read yr own comment? You’re attacking millions of people. I can call you many names now but I would not lower myself since you will not understand with your primitive way of thinking.

Lolilly
Lolilly
6 years ago

@Jak, Aren’t you a nice person? categorizing and labeling all former Soviet people as one negative group of worthless individuals??? I wonder why you’re sooo offended by my comment? Is it fair for a person who never really said anything bad about gays be treated like this because people like you are jealous and full of hatred towards not only one, but many former Soviet nations? Shame on you! Yes, I will be there and we will give everyone the taste of their own medicine. Enough is enough. People like you cannot stand the fact that a small nation like… Read more »

Jak
Jak
6 years ago

“During his performance if anyone ever tries to boo again, I promise you that hundreds of Armenians, including my 34+ friends and I, won’t allow any of the participants sing a word on that stage during ESC” This is why I won’t be vote for Armenia from Spain. Guys, they are threating us everywhere, on youtube, twitter and even here! People were protesting his homophobic explanations – this was a right and how can you threat all these fans? Also if Armenia wins, I won’t be in 2015, sorry and their song will be the worst winning entry to me.… Read more »

Trebinium
Trebinium
6 years ago
Amanda
Amanda
6 years ago

What if eurovision did all this so they can get more viewers?

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

Feud and friendship? Seriously?
Some people are either dumb or naïve or maybe both ..
This is the most pathetic attention grabbing marketing desperate strategy I have ever seen being used .. and by two countries at the same time …

Miko Martins
Miko Martins
6 years ago

HOLLY SH***T what is this ???O.O .Man this blog made my day .
Did not know Europe’s situation is this sad. Lmao

#JESUSSAVETHEWORLD , #WTFEUROPE ,#IWANTTICKETTOTHEMARS ,#VIVAUSA

Uros
Uros
6 years ago

Please people if you have brain don’t vote for his stupid song! Vote for Ruth or Sanna! His song is boring! Please if you have brain listen to me…

Lolilly
Lolilly
6 years ago

@ZK
I couldn’t agree with you more. You took the words right out of my mouth. Great comment. Post it over and over please. People cannot just stand the fact that Aram is a favorite and still are trying so hard to sabotage everything. Oh well….

Zk
Zk
6 years ago

First of all, after all this I really hope Aram doesn’t win. I don’t know what kind of sick game this is but talking about tolerance and acting this way is not a civilized manner of rejecting him. An ex-soviet country, has a lot of good values and virtues and is trying to be more open-minded about homosexuality but u need to understand it’s not that easy. During the soviet era, ALL doors were closed to the West. But oh well, what point am I trying to make? No use !!! And I don’t care about ur votes, that’s not… Read more »

Alisha
Alisha
6 years ago

Armenia will win

emily
emily
6 years ago

I think its really nice ^_^

John
John
6 years ago

I like his song too

Nastia
Nastia
6 years ago

i like his song. he is the best.
12 points go to Armenia

Marie
Marie
6 years ago

I hope Armenia will win. Good luck Aram. We’re with you. You’re not alone!

Norah
Norah
6 years ago

i love Araaaaaaam. he’s song is the best) good luck Armenia

Lolilly
Lolilly
6 years ago

This is for all haters…..
During his performance if anyone ever tries to boo again, I promise you that hundreds of Armenians, including my 34+ friends and I, won’t allow any of the participants sing a word on that stage during ESC, without booing our throats out during others’ performances. It’s a good thing that he’s going to perform first. So, whatever the audience does during Aram’s performance, we, all Armenians promise to do million times worse during the other performances.
So wake up Europe and get rid of the hatred from your hearts.

Lolilly
Lolilly
6 years ago

This is for all haters…..
During his performance if anyone ever tries to boo again, I promise you that hundreds of Armenians, including my 34+ friends and I, won’t allow any of the participants sing a word on that stage during ESC, without booing our throats out during others’ performances. It’s a good thing that he’s hoping to perform first. So whatever the audience does during Aram’s performance, we, all Armenians promise to do million times worse during the other performances.?

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

There you have it, folks. Now, move on with your lives!

Lolilly
Lolilly
6 years ago

OMG! You all! Have you seen Aram’s interview in Amsterdam? It’s quiet funny. Hilarious! The journalist asks him about this whole Conchita and homophobia rumors and you should see how Aram answers it. I think you can only watch this interview from his Facebook page. So try it.

Pastora Soler haha
Pastora Soler haha
6 years ago

Great lesson of life

prejudices out… just enjoy their music.

It will be interesting if Maria and russian sisters take a pic on twitter together XD

Melissa J
6 years ago

Eurovision is gettinv ugly this year with all this anger between Armenia’s fans and everybody else. It only makes me hope that Armenia won’t win so we don’t have all this drama for another year. At least two countries are coming together to come to an understanding, which is what the contest is supposed to be about.

David Thielen
David Thielen
6 years ago

This is really good to see. However, the true measure will be what Aram says when interviewed by the Armenian news media.

Lev
Lev
6 years ago

Great to see them together! I knew that Aram isn’t homophobic, now I know for sure!

Go Conchita, go Aram!

And NargizAze: Respect for you 😉

adriana gabriela
adriana gabriela
6 years ago

Lets face it if you think that Aram is the only one who wants to win ,guess more CONCHITA DOES THE SAME BY DRAGGING THIS SUBJECT ,every time she/he gets the chance,So stop blaiming only only Aram ,i think the truth is somewhere in the middle.If you think Aram is attention seeker ,i can say the same think about Conchita…Im not surprised now why Paula& Ovi thinks its magical ,its miracle because Conchita is the cetral of attention and the more you talk about her the more you will see about her lol.

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

@Med thanks
@ Burbank Man in the USA dude your name is too long .Show us your real name .Is it Mehmet or something like that ? This name does not cover you . Did you really move to USA ? then let me tell you that you can not vote anyway .Go be busy with your job .Do not spread hatred .

Burbank man in the USA
Burbank man in the USA
6 years ago

The greatest dream of all armenians is to win Eurovision
with the help of their filthy diaspora!

Med
Med
6 years ago

@Dan, @Varsenik:

Thumbs up for all of your comments.

Grifit
Grifit
6 years ago

hell yeaaaahhh!! this is why they are my favorites… well, nop, it is because of their music, but this makes me happy, both artists are putting a great example GO ARMENIA GO!! GO AUSTRIA GO!!!!! ARAM AND CONCHITA GO!!! they would have really ugly babies but sure they could sing JAJAJAJJA!!

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

Controversy was between him and Conchita . What kind of society are we living in ??.Seriously …..Use some anti -depression medicine guys .

He said something wrong –>people were not satisfied.

He said he is sorry about that –> people are not satisfied again .

WHO THE HELL ARE WE to decide whether forgive him or not ?

It seems Conchita did ..So you do not necessarily need to forgive him .
Some people look like just broken up teenage girl.

Rogesc
Rogesc
6 years ago

That Aram guy wants to make sure he wins Eurovision. He can say all these nice words suddenly but I won’t vote for him. Besides, I will vote for Conchita La Diva

adriana gabriela
adriana gabriela
6 years ago

I think its really nice.

escspain
escspain
6 years ago

And I guess after this he washes his hands a the Restrooms hehehe!

Phanie Mane
Phanie Mane
6 years ago

My God, all these nice pitchures, certenly theater for wasing his image¡¡¡¡

varsenik
6 years ago

O.M.G dear Europe which kind of ppl you are??? Its not honest from you anymore every country wants to win by no fair way???? and now you name Aram unfair ???? I dont know what to say I only will pray that you only you will be the winner. calm down plz you are soooo deeply accept EV its not the end of world. There are many more important problem that need to be solved. EV created to gather different nations of the world on the same stage to make peace frienship between them but what are you doing now????… Read more »

varsenik
6 years ago

I think there are many ppl who dont need this anyway it was just a reason for provocation and now I see some here too)) they just dont want Aram to win)) its ok calm down he wont but if you all here fans of EV so just enjoy this contest. I understand that everyone wants his or her own country to win but its not important anymore I just want to relax and enjoy it….

Dan
Dan
6 years ago

This hatred was spreaded by people .Both Aram and Conchita did not know what’s going on .As I guess interview was done in Armenia and no one thought a joke will turn into a controversy .And WOOT it turned into a black PR. Which well, was both good and bad for them .But I see other contestants want something like this too .Like Sweden singer LOOOL , workout video ? seriously ? whatever .

I guess contestants from Poland are kinda disappointed too , they thought their provocative video will take attention but NOT .

Margaret
Margaret
6 years ago

This is so amazing! I hope this drama is over.

Aram, you are so kind and wonderful person! You are just the male version of the amazing Rona Nishliu 🙂 Btw. happy birthday!

Not only enjoy the music, but also wait for the show.

Anush Kotanjyan
Anush Kotanjyan
6 years ago

Glad to know that two talented artists find an understanding and agreement. Now we all can concentrate on the main subject, song contest. Hura

Anush Kotanjyan
Anush Kotanjyan
6 years ago

Glad to see that two talented artists find an understanding and agreement. No we all can concentrate on the main subject, song contest. Hura