Pictures: EBU/MRT

North Macedonia’s Andrea has come under fire in her home country after she threw the North Macedonian flag to the ground at the Eurovision 2022 Turquoise Carpet. She has since apologised for the incident in a recorded message.

On Sunday, Eurovision 2022 stars stunned in the world’s most beautiful creations in the four-hour long Opening Ceremony at the Palace of Venaria. On a sunny and sometimes rainy Turquoise Carpet, the artists had their last big press moment before entering the competition week. 

Andrea went full black with a black knee-dress, black tights and long black leather gloves. Initially taking a picture moment with her flag, halfway through the photographers taking their best shots she seemingly decided she wanted to take a few clicks without the flag. 

With no delegation member standing close by and not wanting to lose any time, Andrea quickly tossed the flag aside towards the delegation, which then landed on the ground. 

MRT condemns Andrea’s tossing aside of the flag

In Skopje, MRT had strong feelings about this action. In a statement on top of their web site, North Macedonia’s broadcaster said it strongly condemned the flag-throwing as shown during the Opening Ceremony. MRT reminded the general audience that in North Macedonia throwing a flag to the floor is seen as a sign of disrespect and is punishable by law in the country. 

The broadcaster said among other things: 

“The public service is in no way behind this scandalous behaviour of our Eurovision representative, who with that gesture showed disrespect for the national symbol, which is punishable by law.

MRT expects Andrea to apologise to the citizens for such behaviour. The public service is considering the possibility of her withdrawal from Eurovision, although care will be taken not to cause more damage to MRT.

All legal possibilities for the strictest sanctioning for this scandal will be taken against those responsible in the Macedonian delegation.”

Andrea apologises for flag incident at Turquoise Carpet

In a statement recorded by MRT after the Ceremony was completed, Andrea explained the situation and apologised for what had happened. She said: 

“Let me make a brief statement from here since the opening because I saw what was written in the media.

I just do not believe it because in the last few days the only thing I did was proudly move and show the Macedonian flag everywhere. The delegation was really far away from me, and I decided in a moment to drop the flag. It was not out of hatred, I’m proud to come from here and that’s why it’s a little pointless to me why this is happening. 

I am really here to present [North] Macedonia in the best light and I hope that we can continue in the Eurovision with positivity. We are here to enjoy, here we are sharing passion and I hope that we can overcome this. 

I wasn’t intending at all to offend someone and if I did that, I apologise. I carry the flag with me everywhere I go and I hope we can really cross this.”

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Matt church
Matt church
14 days ago

While obviously this was not intended as disrespectful, maybe the heads of delegations should go over what to do and what not to do at Eurovision as a representative of your country?

noone
noone
14 days ago

What about the Israeli singer and his behaviour?? My God, he was soo annoying, it was really painful to watch.

meri
meri
14 days ago
Reply to  noone

What did he do???

Maya G
Maya G
15 days ago

Apparently there’s a lot of sensitivity surrounding national symbols in North Macedonia. I remember the outrage when Tamara Todevska forgot to sing a verse of the anthem a few years ago, I don’t think it would have been treated as such a scandal in most countries.
It’s clear to me that Andrea meant no disrespect and I hope her apology appeases those furious Macedonians.

Georg
Georg
15 days ago

What a drama from Former Yoguslav Repulic of Macedonia!

Andrej
Andrej
14 days ago
Reply to  Georg

from North Macedonia*

🙂

Azuro
Azuro
15 days ago

Imagine they spent all that money to send a delegation, rehearsals etc to then withdraw last minute because their artist dropped the flag

hhhhurricane
hhhhurricane
15 days ago

macedonians already called her every homophobic slur in the book after she won, easy excuse to bury her career forever unfortunately

Koce
Koce
15 days ago

I expect Andrea performing tomorrow dressed in the red a yellow flag colors just to make things right…I am Macedonian and honestly think that everyone would have done the same thing without thinking of the consequences… It is easy for us the public judging now on the internet. People have burned our flag in public and got away with it…..did not someone stepped on their country’s flag last year.. OMG.. get a life!!!!! No one cares!..

Darryl Bastian
Darryl Bastian
15 days ago

If she got a lighter out and set it on fire – be angry… if she dropped a piece of material with a bit of plastic, which is probably very cheap and made in china… seriously, chill out. Its MRT who are embarrassing themselves, not the artist!

vetrina
vetrina
15 days ago

they are supersensitive for a 20 year old country

Melissa J
Melissa J
15 days ago

North Macedonia literally has no chill ever. Remember last year when they claimed that art in the music video looked too close to the Bulgarian flag?!

meri
meri
15 days ago

Um… if she didn’t intend to toss the flag on the ground, why was she BENDING towards the carpet when she was throwing it?

Jesse O’Rourke
Jesse O’Rourke
15 days ago

Totally irrelevant anyway

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago

Andrea is a human, humans are relevant.

Im so fab
Im so fab
15 days ago

I love the drama we have every year from N.M. Keep it going guys!

ESCalator
ESCalator
15 days ago

TBH, her flag-tossing skills are pretty impressive, it was a beautifully executed and efficient move.

Thallo
Thallo
15 days ago

God, why is Macedonia so sensitive? First, it was the Bulgarian flag and citizenship scandal with Vasil last year and now this scandal with Andrea?

It’s a plastic flag from Aliexpress for gods sake. Leave the girl alone.

voix
voix
15 days ago
Reply to  Thallo

Because the nationalists try to hide the fact that more than 50% of the country’s population are albanians and bulgarians

Kosey
Kosey
15 days ago

Journalists / photographers need to be much more aware of how zealous some countries are (perhaps for good reason, I have no idea). The innocent party in all this is Andrea, I feel so sorry for her.

Ron
Ron
15 days ago

I think there are two things at odds here: tradition and being young. I’m sure she meant no disrespect to her country, but when you’re on an international stage, representing your country, and you toss the flag like you’re tossing your gum in front of hundreds of cameras (not that you should ever toss your gum), there will be backlash.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
15 days ago
Reply to  Ron

Everyone makes mistakes, no matter one’s age.

Buba
Buba
11 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Sure! And has to apoligize for their mistakes.

Buba
Buba
11 days ago
Reply to  Ron

Why don’t you ask her if she knows WHY she had the flag on her hands in the first place? Was it just a piece of decoration or the symbol of the state she was sent to represent at the Eurovision? A bad manner is a bad manner, in any case. And she apologized, at the end. Nothing to do with democracy, anyway!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
15 days ago

All of this would be completely unnecessary if songs could compete as songs, not as countries. Patriotism in music: Discuss.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
15 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

No… to countries being represented in Eurovision? 😀

Whisker
Whisker
15 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

So true!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
15 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Possibly the ESC used to be unnecessary in that regard for quite some time, and sadly recent world events have proven that wrong. So reluctantly, “nations coming together in peace” is the order of the times. It’s not what I personally wanted out of it, but it appears to be what we need. Oh look, I defeated my own point of view!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
15 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

On the other hand, we are one human race on one planet, and music is universal. 🙂

Jimmy
Jimmy
15 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

If only everyone saw it that way, but I’m with you 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

On a third hand, music and culture can be educational. I feel the contest has helped me get to know the continent a lot better – its people, its history. Of course I can read all about this in a book, but it really helps to be able to put faces and personalities to the facts.

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

National anthems can be stirring. Emotional. Eurovision performer Dino Merlin wrote the first national anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
15 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Nice one, thanks Jonas. 🙂 I like Eurovision-related counter arguments.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
15 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Indeed. 🙂

Una
Una
15 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Some measure of patriotism as in highlighting national identity can be tasteful like UK 2022 or Moldova 2009. Tasteful but not necessary by all means for as long as local artists (performers and songwriters and choreographers and dancers) take front and centre in a meaningful way. IMO of course.

The opposite is AzerBUYjan with the token national instrument sound from 2021 from a song written by Dutch or similar. Or nearly everything AzerBUYjan for that matter with their foreign songwriters.

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Una

Or Ireland 1996. Belarus 2011 not so much.

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

No star.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
15 days ago
Reply to  Una

Interesting. As a musician, I always want to explore other sounds from instruments around the world. Why should that be limited because of my nationality or ethnicity?
View: Their use isn’t normally restricted, it’s just that the patriotic nature of “song for one’s country” has sometimes restricted what instruments one could use at Eurovision. (N.B. Azerbaijan would appear to be proving my argument wrong here.)

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Paul Simon feels the same, but has sometimes got in trouble over it. I’m glad we have albums like Graceland, though.

Una
Una
15 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I understand your viewpoint as a musician. I was discussing the matter in the context of Eurovision where broadcasters have *a lot* to say in internal selections and certainly in national selections as well.

Having said that: at least *50% Maltese* and *50% Azeri* and *50% Cypriot* entries seem to be found in the realm of fantasy.

Nenad
Nenad
15 days ago

Wow MRT… North Macedonian Broadcaster should have known better, instead of bashing her like this. Okay, she threw the flag, she had the reason, good or not, MRT should have come up with the statement.

Ema
Ema
15 days ago

MERI POPOVA PLEASE WITHDRAW FROM MRT. PLEASEEE. WE WANT FREEDOM IN OUR SELECTON!

voix
voix
15 days ago

There is a clear pattern here. Ever since the change of the name, MPT is throwing under the bus its own artists for even the smallest mistake that can endanger the fragile national identity of the country. Tamara was accused by nationalists for a mistake in the national anthem as a traitor and that the country changed the name so she can do well in eurovision (!). Vasil was accused as a traitor for including a piece that looked like the Bulgarian flag and he had to release a statement that said countless times the word Macedonia, in order to… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago
Reply to  voix

I hope they pay attention to the lyrics of Imagine on Saturday night.

voix
voix
15 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I am afraid they cant. Too busy focusing on nationalism and trying to eliminate anything that can be Bulgarian/Albanian

Efthymios
Efthymios
15 days ago
Reply to  voix

*Greek too. They claim a historical name for their own that derives from ancient greek history and that also covers an entire territory in a big part of the Balcans. They demand a piece out of everone to create an identity for themselves, it’s honestly sad to see.

voix
voix
15 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Yes, indeed. The history of the country is complex and probably this is not the best place to discuss about it but yes, its the history and the national identity that were forced to be changed in order to build a national identity which actually does not exist. Since the name change the problem seems to be Bulgaria and people who do not denounce their Bulgarian identity (for example Vasil). I hope that this does not lead to another war in the balkans.

voix
voix
15 days ago
Reply to  voix

ikr? they are just in denial, their problem with Vasil was his passport lol

Ggg
Ggg
15 days ago
Reply to  voix

So what will happen? Is she participating or not???

Buba
Buba
11 days ago
Reply to  voix

That is called plain disrespect for the state and ALL its people. Some do not care but most of the people of any country do not like to be disrespected with provocation. If it was just a song contest among singers, nobody would care, but they have to represent their own country in Eurovision, not just themselves.

Oihana
Oihana
15 days ago

MRT being overdramatic ?

Jghtl
15 days ago
Reply to  Oihana

No way, it can’t be

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
15 days ago

Question: If a country withdraws this late, who pays the fine and how much is it? Cus if the broadcaster gotta pay up, they are not gonna DQ Andrea at ESC week. I feel so bad for her.

Ron
Ron
15 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

I believe they will have to pay 1.5 times their participation fee which varies from country to country. But, to withdraw this late, especially when the running order has been announced, would be a disaster for the hosts and more serious measures would be appropriate.

Whisker
Whisker
15 days ago
Reply to  Ron

With Purple Mask playing the piano and five of us singing, we could defo save RAI and EBU from a disaster.

Whisker
Whisker
15 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Welcome, welcome! Yes, something else please!

dygh
dygh
15 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

They would withdraw *her*, meaning replace her with someone else. But the statement says “care will be taken not to cause more damage to MRT” so they won’t because they can’t justify this to non-Macedonians. It’s all about the image.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
15 days ago

It’s really disgusting that we all, and specially its own singers, have to put up with this ultra nationalistic crap from North Macedonia. And it’s not the first time, remember Vasil’s videoclip in 2021.

Ema
Ema
15 days ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

Ultra nationalistic are they who SEND ANDREA, VASIl and JANA BURCHESKA (political reason) to Eurovision.

MACEDONIANS, DONT WANT THEY SINGER TO REPRESENT US, DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? MRT IS POLITICAL TV!

Morwen
Morwen
15 days ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

I don’t agree with the way people are bullying Andrea online atm, but the reaction from MRT is appropriate. “Ultra nationalistic crap”? Most countries that I know of punish by law people who throw, step on, burn national symbols like the national flag. What’s ultranationalistic in condemning such an action so that it doesn’t happen again in the future? There’s nothing political in this, it’s a matter of LAW and respect for a national symbol. The only “ultra nationalistic crap” crap here is that of you people who are spreading hate and Bulgarian/Albanian propaganda here, only that is pure “ultra… Read more »

Kal
Kal
15 days ago
Reply to  Morwen

No, it wouldn’t happen in any other country. The public broadcaster’s statement wording and call to punishment is outrageous and really embarrassing for a European country.

Morwen
Morwen
15 days ago
Reply to  Kal

Every country has a law that punishes (usually) with jail those who throw, step upon, burn national symbols like a flag. You really do not know what you are talking about. If this mistake happened anywhere else it would be considered as a minor mistake, but the moment it happens in front of hundreds of cameras and millions of people watching it’s literally impossible not to expect a strong condemnation from the national TV. What is concerning is the way people are treating her online atm, not the way MRT reacted.

Kal
Kal
15 days ago
Reply to  Morwen

So, you really consider it possible that the BBC, TF1, RAI, TVE, ERT, SVT, AVRO-TROS, etc would call on the respective country’s judicial system to punish their entrant because they threw down a small-dimensioned flag on a stick with no obvious bad intention? Gruevski’s propaganda has penetrated your brains for good over there.

Morwen
Morwen
14 days ago
Reply to  Kal

The fact that you are here talking about Gruevski is proof enough of your deep deep hate for anything that has to do with N. Macedonia. I live in Italy, I have nothing to do with the politics that go on in N. Macedonia (however i hope you’re aware that Gruevski has been long gone from the political stage there). Your way of speaking is so aggressive for no reason. Why don’t you simply think about your own country instead of judging a whole population based on the fact that MRT condemned THEIR own representative for throwing away the national… Read more »

Buba
Buba
11 days ago
Reply to  Kal

Do you have a similar case happened in Eurovision in the past? How do you know how other countries would have reacted? Of course, no singer ever did such a disrespectful action before!

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
14 days ago
Reply to  Morwen

I think your message is ultranationalistic crap to the core, hence that most of us in other countries won’t understand it.

Morwen
Morwen
12 days ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

You’re lunatic, I haven’t even gotten close to saying anything political, i didn’t even talk about politics (it’s what you guys are doing yourselves, bringing up stuff that doesn’t have anything to do with this or eurovision). I only pointed out that throwing flags just as burning them or stepping on them is a crime in every single country. And the fact that it happened in front of millions of people and camers from all around the world was bound to provoke a strong reaction from the national tv. That’s all, you can continue talking about other stuff, you can… Read more »

Buba
Buba
11 days ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

The “crap” is that the Eurovision is a competition among countries and not just singers and musicians. If you do not like nationalism, do not watch Eurovision.

Dolly
Dolly
15 days ago

Communist rule

Tzs
Tzs
15 days ago

It seems like North Macedonia testing her limits…

Hanna
Hanna
15 days ago
Reply to  Tzs

its all they ve been doing lately

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
15 days ago
Reply to  Hanna

She gave her all but they’re not listening.

DomiNets5
DomiNets5
15 days ago

It’s so sad that MRT resorted to putting their entrant through the wringer for no good reason. If you look up Andrea’s Instagram account, a deluge of hateful comments stands out (of course, intertwined with explanatory replies).

Who provoked this enraged, baseless and uncontrollable backlash? MRT. They should be held accountable for whatever happens to their representative and/or delegation. Come to think of this, another big fish is apparently asleep at the wheel…

Young_At_Heart_In_Austin
Young_At_Heart_In_Austin
15 days ago

From Andrea’s press release, it appears that her limits are being tested and this thing is being blown out of proportion. I guess we’ll get to see what she does when her limits are being tested. Good luck Andrea!

Luo
Luo
15 days ago

TBH this is blown out of porpotion, but I can see this happening with every Balkan country.

Jghtl
15 days ago
Reply to  Luo

Not Croatia, Greece, Serbia, the rest yes

BbDany
BbDany
15 days ago
Reply to  Luo

That’s a very ignorant thing to say.

Jonas
Jonas
15 days ago

I’m sorry for Andrea. I’m sorry for everyone else in North Macedonia who are victims of this dangerous mentality.

Whisker
Whisker
15 days ago

Where is EBU’s statement to MRT informing them that bullying their own contestant is unacceptable? EBU *and* RAI should take a stand and defend Andrea, and could also apologize for the hectic situation at the opening ceremony.

Whisker
Whisker
15 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

Roar pussy roar!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
15 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

As if the EBU will budge. It took them 11 delegations to ban Russia & the entire ESC fandom spamming on every possible place for them to ban Belarus.

Whisker
Whisker
15 days ago
Reply to  Sir Stevia

EBU is disgraceful!

Jimmy
Jimmy
15 days ago

Hopefully Andrea’s explanation and apology puts this firmly to rest. She really shouldn’t have needed to explain or apologise for what happened though. MRT should have supported their act and tried to minimise the situation, not overblow it in the way that they have. They could even have issued an apology on her behalf and address and close the issue entirely. I know flags get taken very seriously by some, but ultimately it’s a small piece of cloth stuck to a small piece of plastic. You’d think the human at the centre of the story would be treated with more… Read more »

Jimmy
Jimmy
15 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I agree—extraordinary, baffling, foolish way to have handled a very minor thing.

Una
Una
15 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Doing that on purpose is stupid and potentially *dangerous* as well.

Jimmy
Jimmy
15 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

And she’s clearly very proud to be representing North Macedonia too. Everywhere she goes she’s been carrying a North Macedonian flag.

Shameful how they’ve treated her over this but hopefully it’s water under the bridge now and she gets the full support she needs.

James
James
15 days ago

Absolutely ridiculous!!!! Shame on wiwibloggs for reporting on this

Thallo
Thallo
15 days ago
Reply to  James

Don’t shoot the messenger.

Wiwibloggs did nothing wrong here, it’s the Macedonian ultra-nationalists and broadcaster who should be shamed.

esc1234
esc1234
15 days ago

We are talking about a minor incident that was used by nationalists of a country with political problems instead of talking about the abusive behavior of Michael Ben David to others in the carpet. I guess if he was straight and tried to kiss another contestant y all be furious but now it’s just a regular Monday.

Paul
Paul
15 days ago
Reply to  esc1234

Who did he try to kiss?

Elsa
Elsa
15 days ago
Reply to  Paul

There’s a reddit thread about him, he did several obnoxious things. 1) took Mia’s microphone out of her hand 2) tried to kiss someone, I can’t bring myself to dig deeper into that one, 3) tried to upstage Nadir etc. etc.

Team Wiwi must be tired after last night…

Elsa
Elsa
15 days ago
Reply to  Elsa

oh and he pulled off William’s mask during an interview. WHAT

Héctor
Héctor
15 days ago
Reply to  esc1234

Oh yeah, Michael is completely insufferable but one can’t say it too loud because it will homophobic I guess. I was mad when he took Mia’s microphone and feel something was odd when he sang the same piece of opera as Nadir. Like it didn’t feel honest at all but more as trying to outstand. He probably knows Israel is coming back home on Thursday so it’s trying to make the most of his days in Eurovision.

DGD
DGD
15 days ago
Reply to  Héctor

You’re the one who makes it about his sexuality. I’m gay and I find him annoying. What’s homophobic about that? His behaviour has nothing to do with his sexuality (or religion, I saw some Jews apologizing. So ridiculous).

Heida
Heida
15 days ago

They pulling the US with the extremes when it comes to their flag. I get it’s not ‘just a flag’ but seriously? There’s a f****** war going on and this is what they’re worried about? Is this for real?

Europotato
Europotato
15 days ago

Bahahahahahahaha. So she chucked a flag out of the way. So what. People need to get over themselves. There are REAL problems going on than punishing someone for getting rid of a flag for a photo. Idiots.

Obliv
Obliv
15 days ago

Lol the fake identity country being oversensitve I see

Doris
Doris
15 days ago

another flag incident after last year Bulgarian flag in Vasil’s video lol

Meckie
Meckie
15 days ago

The problem was the flag throwing. If she had put the flag gently on the floor, there would have been no problem. But throwing a flag is always a no-go, everybody should know it. Even in some other countries you can get to jail, if you behave like that. Life is always giving and taking. You get what you give… Communication Rule Number One, you can not not communicate.

Jake
Jake
15 days ago

And no one knew about this until the broadcaster made a big deal about it

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
15 days ago
Reply to  Jake

Unless you were reading the Wiwibloggs comments, or Twitter. No-one indeed. 😛

Anoni
Anoni
15 days ago

I can only say lol … I think the way she decided to put it away was very fun and playful. Nothing disrespectful about that. It looked like she was playing bowling. A normal human being would either not think anything of this or just smile/laugh. She’s a very nice and down to earth person.

sTommie
sTommie
15 days ago

I think Michael Ben David’s behaviour was for more problematic. Maybe Wiwibloggs should write an article about that.

Anke
Anke
15 days ago
Reply to  sTommie

If he was straight his behaviour would be considered as sexual harrasment. He doesnt know where to stop. If he touched me like he does with others I’d punch him.

Jimmy
Jimmy
15 days ago
Reply to  Anke

What a ridiculous thing to say.

Bullying is toxic behaviour and always wrong.

Jimmy
Jimmy
15 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Even if that’s the case, that doesn’t mean you need to stoop to toxic behaviour yourself. The right response involves either talking to someone and finding a solution, calling them out and asking them to stop, or not engaging with them.

Jimmy
Jimmy
15 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I know, it’s a difficult situation. I can tell it’s really upset you and many others—and I understand why. If it was unwanted, it should definitely have been called out immediately.

For what it’s worth, none of us know how Sheldon felt in that moment. Sheldon had agency to respond if he had wanted to and still does. It’s possible that he chose not to, that he didn’t mind, or that he and his delegation lodged a complaint immediately after the event.

Una
Una
15 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Not the same but TS was touched inappropriately by a guy while both posing for a pic. She sued and won. Not all people can afford to act the same.

Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
15 days ago
Reply to  sTommie

What did he do?

sTommie
sTommie
15 days ago
Reply to  Hebbuzz

Twitter thread with examples
https://twitter.com/gjkooijman/status/1523371199652265984

Trying to kiss Sheldon Riley being the biggest problem. I mean, he has autism. Imaging a stranger crossing your personal stage like that.

Jack
Jack
15 days ago
Reply to  sTommie

EBU is busy censoring choreographies and doing damage control about a broken stage while a contestant is abusing others in front of the cameras.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
15 days ago
Reply to  sTommie

I get that MBD is trying to be fun…….but this ain’t it sis…. If it were me he tried to kiss, playfully touch or anything I’d probably slap him out of a reflex. I get it’s your message to be yourself, and you were bullied and you’re trying to be positive and that’s all fun and lovely but harassing people ain’t gonna do nothing but ruin people’s good time and maybe even cause trauma and make you look like an A double S. I saw a few interviews in Israel of him and he was fun and nice, but in… Read more »

raylee
raylee
15 days ago
Reply to  Hebbuzz
Allaine
Allaine
15 days ago

I think North Macedonia should care about their unemployment rate, insecurity, salaries…. They have lot of issues that IMHO consider more important than a flag 15seconds on the ground.

Efthymios
Efthymios
15 days ago

Yes, she threw the flag in style but in a playful way so that she would prepare for her journalist photos. No, I 100% doubt (and so does she) that she threw her national flag with underappreciation. It’s only yet another drama game from the media of a country that cannot even identify itself because it was created by accident. End of story. They shall leave Andrea be.

Chris
Chris
15 days ago

I think Andrea will immigrate after Eurovision!

Europotato
Europotato
15 days ago
Reply to  Chris

So would I hahaahah

Boreal
Boreal
15 days ago

They’re testing Andrea’s limits, it’ll just go around in circles…

Jimmy
Jimmy
15 days ago
Reply to  Boreal

At least she got it right and fixed this situation…

Jimmy
Jimmy
15 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

That was just me extending the reference to her lyrics 🙂

I don’t think there was any situation for her to fix.

Boreal
Boreal
15 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

😀

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
15 days ago

I personally think this topic and post has fuelled more propaganda from a country which I will not name and no longer participates this year . We all got to realise they will attempt every way possible to sabotage and influence this contest through social media and as I said before us Esc fans must ignore them completely . Don’t fall for their nonsense. Andrea can continue her ESC journey .

Sometimes
Sometimes
15 days ago

Throwing a flag like this is definitely not a good taste i agree,
but don’t make it bigger than it is. She felt rushed and didn’t realize what she was doing.
Let her be.

Martin
Martin
15 days ago

Does anyone know if any of the other delegations threw their flags as well, or were she the only one?

Titas
Titas
15 days ago

This is probably just promotion to get some headlines and attention