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People Are Accusing The Eurovision Winner Of Cultural Appropriation

"Why do I feel like this stage is quite racist."

This year’s Eurovision winner was Israel’s act, Netta Barzilai.

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Barzilai won with with her performance of the song "Toy" and next year’s Eurovision will be taking place in Israel.

We have a winner! 🏆🇮🇱🎵 SO PROUD of our @NettaBarzilai, the winner of tonight's #Eurovision Congratulations from Israel to ALL talented performers! See you all next year in #Eurovision2019... in Israel! https://t.co/EItHfXIxfQ

Whilst Israel got the most votes, people have accused the performance of appropriating Asian culture

ME @ EVERY WHITE WOMAN CELEBRATING ISRAEL’S WIN THAT PERFORMANCE WAS SUPER RACIST SHE HAS LITERALLY STYLED HER MAKEUP TO MAKE HERSELF LOOK ASIAN

Why do I feel like this stage is quite racist ? #Eurovision

everyone loves eurovision, the elaborate camp spectacle *5 minutes later* we regret to inform you the eurovision national juries fucking love racism

Are we not gonna talk about the Asian cultural appropriation in Israel's entry #Eurovision2018

Actor Jassa Ahluwalia said "Holy $?#!, yellowface?!".

Late to the party. Holy $?#!, yellowface?! #Eurovision

Following heated discussion as to whether or not #Israel’s #Eurovision entry was racist, we’ve decided to give Israel the benefit of the doubt and assume they were being racist

People are highly disappointed.

So a country that is not even from Europe wins with a song that is noting but a joke and a performance full of cultural appropriation..... Wtf is this event? #Eurovision https://t.co/ImyxArOZ6o

is nobody else noticing that this is really uncomfortable and problematic or is everyone just too drunk at this point #Eurovision https://t.co/rhlks9zGcw

#eurovision Japans culture is NOT your eurovision entry

#Eurovision. Where it isn't ok to be Asian but it is ok to pretend to be. smh

You can watch the performance here.

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A representative for Eurovision has been contacted for comment.

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