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Tue Jun 26, 2018, 01:55 AM

Billy Elliot 'gay propaganda' row exposes purge in Hungary

The attack on the head of the Hungarian State Opera was both crude and unexpected. And it came from the mouthpiece of the ruling Fidesz party, Magyar Idok.

Children who watched the opera's performance of the musical Billy Elliot were in danger of becoming homosexual, wrote Zsofia N Horvath in her opinion piece.
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Dozens of "offenders" have been targeted, including the head of the distinguished Petofi literary museum in Budapest, Gergely Pröhle. Jozsef Palinkas, the head of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and a one-time Orban education minister, has been sacked.

All areas of cultural life should be "purged" of those who allow space for "liberal, globalist, and cosmopolitan ideas", the writers suggest, including state News Agency MTI, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and even Petofi radio, a public service music channel.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44602026

The article points out it's not the whole of the Fidesz party doing this - the PM Viktor Orban is a supporter of the opera. But there's a significant faction acting like Goebbels. And this has hit ticket sales for the Billy Elliot musical, as schools stay away from a controversial subject.

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Tue Jun 26, 2018, 02:19 AM

1. hungary was a nazi german ally and huge supporter of the holocaust nt

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