On Saturday they performed at the Barcelona Eurovision Party in Spain. And while Piqued Jacks enjoyed their time on stage, they haven’t always enjoyed comments on social media.
So much so that San Marino’s delegation have now issued a statement calling out the “disrespect” that the band have faced from some corners of the Internet.
Hey Twitter, just wanted to say that we are reading your sweet messages of support and love. Thank you. We also understand that someone may feel upset and we also respect their fellings. We'll always give our 100% to honor the stage we're on and the people who came to the show.— Piqued Jacks (@PiquedJacks) March 26, 2023
San Marino’s statement on “toxicity” and “bullying”
“14 participations since the debut of San Marino at Eurovision Song Contest and currently the only surviving micro state in the Olympics of music. Regardless the music genre we had on board each year, on the top of our priorities there is always MUSIC, LOVE and RESPECT.
“Since their well deserved victory at UVPSM, our own Piqued Jacks and their dear management has shown maximum effort of collaboration which has created a great team spirit.
“San Marino is so proud to be represented by 4 brilliantly talented and young musicians with great attitude, excitement and who has big love and respect to all communities, people and artists.
“With the great hope that you may know how much the Delegation of San Marino loves Eurovision and the Eurovision communities, we couldn’t keep in our chest a few words:
“We value every single opinion. BUT…
We don’t welcome disrespect, toxicity, bullying, hate and radicalism in any terms towards our representatives.
We announce our full solidarity with our artists.
All we care about is love, music, respect and sharing.
Piqued Jacks and “Like an Animal” will return in Polish Eurovision Party Warsaw and we can’t wait to sing along with all of you.”
Slovenia’s Joker Out tweeted a message of support, saying how unpleasant it’s been to see San Marino’s act “receiving toxic hate.”
What a fucked up world we live in if things like this have to be published… we spent alot of time with the boys from Piqued Jacks and seeing someone so awesome on and off the stage receiving toxic hate, not only hurts us but Eurovision as an institution! https://t.co/EZ5r1A6nFx— Joker Out Official (@JokerOutBand) March 27, 2023