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Heino doesn't give a damn about the racism debate: He wants to use discriminatory taboo words

2020-10-26T15:47:58.236Z

Schlager old star Heino (81) does not want to be banned from the word "gypsy". He sees no problem with the term, which is offensive to Sinti and Roma.



Schlager old star Heino (81) does not want to be banned from the word "gypsy".

He sees no problem with the term, which is offensive to Sinti and Roma.

  • Schlager icon Heino

    wants to

    continue to use

    the word

    "gypsy"

    .

  • The racism debate about the discriminatory term for Sinti and Roma is not new.

  • Even in the restaurant, the Schlager singer will not do without the name, he admits.

Munich - The

discussion about the word "gypsy"

recently received more attention.

Food manufacturer Knorr had removed the term from the name of its paprika sauce, and other companies followed suit.

The

controversial term "gypsy species"

is hardly used today.

After all, it is based on a

racist term for ethnic groups from Southeastern Europe

.

There

is much more to

the word

“gypsy”

than the name of a flavor.

“'

Gypsies

' is a foreign term used by the majority society, overlaid by clichés, which is

rejected

as

discriminatory

by most members of the minority

,” explains the

Central Council of Sinti and Roma living in Germany

.

"Gypsy" discriminatory: Heino wants to use the term anyway

The

racism debate

is anything but young.

As early as 2013, the Central Council called for the name of the food concerned to be changed.

At that time,

Knorr

refused

to do so, referring to the

100-year tradition

.

The food manufacturer has rethought today, but

Schlager veteran Heino

suddenly

argues in a

similar way

in an interview with

Bild

.

“I don't understand why

'Gypsy sauce' can

suddenly no longer be called that,” the 81-year-old rumbles, “as if we had no other problems in Germany!

I will

continue to sing songs like 'Funny is the gypsy life.

"

Heino polemical about the "Gypsy" debate:

Heino ponders how music titles would have to change. "Or should I now

sing

'Funny is the Hungarian paprika life'

?", He asks polemically and makes it clear that it doesn't make any sense to him.

Does he forget that in the song he is

not

singing about

sauce

, but about an ethnic group with a discriminatory term?

This accusation now comes to the ex-DSDS juror *.

“We had great parties and

when I sang my gypsy songs

,

nobody was bothered by

the term 'gypsies'

.

On the contrary, ”he

interjects

, having been friends

with many

Sinti and Roma

.

Heino's radical decision: “

I will

continue to order my gypsy schnitzel in the

restaurant

.

(Moe) * tz.de is part of the Ippen editorial network.

Source: merkur

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