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Eurovision Song Contest 2023 | La Zara thanks his fans and explains his gesture

A few hours after she participated in the Eurovision final, where she ranked 16thHOn social networks, Quebec La Zara expressed her pride in representing France and thanked her fans. The singer also explained that the finger of honor she was accused of when her results were announced was actually nothing more than a gesture to express disappointment.

“I wanted to tell you that the gesture you made in the green room and that everyone adopts on social networks is not at all pejorative or insulting. And this is by no means a middle finger,” La Zara wrote on his Instagram Story after his Eurovision appearance.

“It is a gesture of disappointment on my part which means ‘whatever’, which can be translated as ‘let it be’. No more, no less. No intention to shock or provoke. I apologize if this has been misinterpreted. »

after being ranked 16thH In the final, a very disappointing result, the Montrealer was put on display. In front of the one hundred million viewers watching the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, she lowered her middle finger and then raised her hand, in a gesture that many have interpreted as a middle finger. The sequence, which was taken up on social networks by many netizens, caused controversy.

In an interview on BFMTV, La Zara also said that she has a double culture (she’s of Moroccan descent) and that it’s a sign of the hands we take among friends. The word “toz” (from the Arabic word fart) is indeed a popular gesture denoting disapproval or discontent.

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The controversy surrounding his gesture took up a lot of space on social networks after the Eurovision broadcast. La Zarra still wants to express his pride for having sung his song certainly For France. I wanted to thank you for your valuable support! I am [fière] We take [représenté] France and the whole francophone world! Thanks to Europe and all the fans around the world,” she wrote in it story.

And finally, congratulations to the singer Lauren and Sweden, who won the Eurovision Awards on Saturday.

Screenshot from LA ZARRA’s Instagram

Screenshot of La Zara Story