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
continue to use
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.
controversial term "gypsy species"
is hardly used today.
After all, it is based on a
racist term for ethnic groups from Southeastern Europe
is much more to
than the name of a flavor.
' is a foreign term used by the majority society, overlaid by clichés, which is
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
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,
to do so, referring to the
The food manufacturer has rethought today, but
Schlager veteran Heino
argues in a
in an interview with
“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!
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
'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
, 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
, having been friends
Sinti and Roma
Heino's radical decision: “
continue to order my gypsy schnitzel in the
(Moe) * tz.de is part of the Ippen editorial network.