28.5.2014, romea.cz – Czech dramaturg resigns after moderators humiliate Romani musicians on live tv

28.5.2014, romea.cz – Czech dramaturg resigns after moderators humiliate Romani musicians on live tv

The legendary Czech-Romani funk band Gulo Čar and the Slovak reggae-punk band Smola a Hrušky issued a joint press release yesterday protesting the way in which the moderators of the “Tečka páteční noci” program on Czech Television handled their appearance last Friday just before midnight. The bands say moderator Martin Dušek made humiliating, xenophobic remarks to them during the broadcast.

“The moderators had no idea who we are, why we were there, what kind of music we perform, and what we write about – that’s irritating, but we can take it. What we cannot accept at all were the racist remarks of the moderator, which were made with a seemingly joking exaggeration that unfortunately did not work,” said Jozef Kramár, aka “Spoko”, who is the frontman for the Smola a Hrušky band.

Source (English language): http://www.romea.cz/en/news/czech/czech-dramaturg-resigns-after-moderators-humiliate-romani-musicians-on-live-tv

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