The organisation that broadcasts the Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU, has terminated a contract with Chinese broadcaster Mango TV after reports that it cut a performance featuring a same-sex relationship.
The song, by Ireland's Ryan O’Shaughnessy, was shown for the first time on Tuesday as the country competed in the semifinals, hoping to qualify for the final (which it successfully did). The performance featured two male dancers who were deeply in love, receiving a positive reaction on Twitter.
However, Independent.ie reported that the China's Mango TV cut the performance from its broadcast.
BBC Trending also said that in addition, the Albanian performance was cut. A representative from the BBC confirmed that Switzerland's performance was partially censored too as rainbow flags from the crowd were shown.