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Did Swedish Eurovision host’s mental health joke go too far?
Published: 16 May 2016 16:03 GMT+02:00
Sweden received a great deal of praise for its tongue in cheek take on the pop pageant, but one gag managed to ruffle feathers. In a mid-show sketch, co-host Petra Mede went through a roll call of fictional Eurovision memorabilia, before arriving at man wearing a Eurovision-branded straitjacket.
“If you’re a really crazy fan, I strongly recommend the Eurovision straitjacket,” Mede joked, before adding “you know what they say, crazy is the new black”.
The gag has been met with condemnation on social media platform Twitter, with some asking the Eurovision organizers to apologize.