Armenia: Music video homophobia concerns

The Armenian Observer posts a video by a British-Armenian band, VO.X., saying that the song, I Love Armenia, contains some powerful messages. However, while Unzipped:Gay Armenia agrees to some extent, it also notes that the messages are not always positive. This is especially true for what the blog says is blatant homophobia which undermines the value of messages about poverty and other important issues facing the former Soviet republic. The blog notes that this is particularly ironic as the song uses a poem by a significant Armenian cultural icon, Yeghishe Charents, also but lesser known for his homo-erotic poetry. It has also has since placed VO.X in its Homphobia Wall of Shame.


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