Croatia’s Eurovision entry faces accusations of homophobia.
Jaques Houdek was successful in the second semi-final last night (11 May), so he will be performing his song My Friend at Saturday’s (13 May) Eurovision final.
He has produced 13 best-selling albums in his home country.
But in the past, he also made headlines outside of his music career – for making homophobic statements.
In response to the 2011 accusations, Houdek released a statement on his Facebook page in which he apologised and said the associations and accusations were ‘obviously’ brought up ‘to discredit me and the other nominees’.
To defend himself, Houdek whipped out the ‘I have gay friends’ argument.
So where is these so-called gay friends ?
Photo: Andres Putting