Since September 2, when the world first saw the photo of lifeless Aylan washed up in Bodrum, more and more people have shown their support for the masses of refugees heading to Europe. Among them is Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst, who performed at the “Voices for Refugees” concert in Vienna’s Heldenplatz on October 3. 

Organisers expected fewer than 50,000 people to show up to the concert, which was preceded by a public protest calling on governments to bolster their efforts to aid those in need. But nearly 150,000 demonstrators came to show their support. The line-up included many successful acts from Germany and Austria, including Bilderbuch, Die Toten Hosen, and Zucchero-he of “Baila Morena”. Miss Wurst performed her latest singles “Heroes” and “Put That Fire Out”.

Austria’s Presiden Heinz Fischer came out to support the event, telling the audience: “I’m proud of you, I’m proud of Vienna, I’m proud of Austria!”

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Wanda4Oostenrijk*BussiBaby*
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Wanda4Oostenrijk*BussiBaby*

Conchita was very sassy in her early years. Talking bitchy, putting sausages into her mouth, acting slightly slutty.

But it seems like she feels more comfortable as singer of “You are (unstoppable refugees)”. I hope they refugees dont mind her beard and other features.

Azaad
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Azaad

Conchita isn’t the typical drag queen. She’s never been the bombastic diva, so acting like a sassy bitch isn’t really in character for her.

Besides, supporting human rights is subversive unfortunately. Conchita speaks for people who can’t speak. That’s why people love her.

Jack
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Jack

I bet those religious refugees just love a man in a dress with make up on & a beard! Good on conchita for taking the moral high ground but would they do the same for her? I doubt it.
Also I agree, I know That conchita is nice etc but she needs to be more drag queen and less political advisor – im sure she misses being able to be offensive rather than worrying what children think.

Erin
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Erin

“I hear you talk girl, now your conscience is clear”…
I get it that Conchita is the poster child of tolerance, acceptance, equal rights and humanity, but I’m worried she’s becoming this ‘Jiminy Cricket’ typecast in the service of an ‘establishment’ while up until not so long ago, she was anything but the darling of the consensus. As eloquent and sensitive as she is, I don’t like her ‘Mother Teresa’ role. I’d rather see Loreen appropriate class war symbolism for pop music and get down and dirty along the way than seeing Conchita becoming an angel in disguise.