Two rock stars kiss to fight against homophobia in Germany
Two rock stars have kissed to fight against homophobia at an anti-Nazi concert.
Benjamin Griffey, who also performs as the rapper Casper, and Felix Brummer, frontman of KraftKlub, kissed on stage on Monday (3 September).
The free open-air concert was put together to take a stand against neo-Nazis in the eastern German city of Chemnitz.
Over the past week, the city has seen numerous protests and acts of far-right violence.
Rock stars kiss at anti-Nazi concert
‘We celebrate every one of you,’ the line-up jointly wrote in an issued statement before the concert.
They added: ‘We can’t simply leave the streets to this racist mob without a reaction. [We’re] hope many more people will come along.’
‘We want to show all the people who were attacked by neo-Nazis that they are not alone,’ they concluded.
Other acts to perform include Marteria, K.I.Z, Feine Sahne Fischfilet and Trettmann. The line-up performed in the central square at the Karl Marx monument.
Brummer added: ‘We’re not naive. We’re not laboring under the illusion that you hold a concert and the world is saved.
‘[But] it’s important to show that we’re all fighting this together.’
Griffey said on stage: ‘I refuse, even in the darkest times, to think that the world is only full of hatred.
‘The fact that so many have gathered here is for me the proof that the world can also be colorful and wonderful.’
German celebs have kissed to fight homophobia before
The kiss references back to the 2013’s campaign #Mundpropaganda (a pun on ‘word of mouth’ and ‘kissing propaganda’).
The German campaign saw 13 straight celebs puckering up for pictures.
Six photos were published, appearing on buses and billboards all over Germany.
‘The intolerance that homosexuals are still fighting against is shocking,’ José Redondo-Vega said.
‘With #Mundpropaganda we wanted to give a clear sign in favor of a free society.’