It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Denmark’s answer to Lady Gaga, decided to put on a free concert in the southern Copenhagen suburb of Ishøj, home to one of Denmark’s largest minority communities.Maybe she should change her name to Shakira.
But Medina, whose real name is Andrea Fuentealba Valbak, didn’t get to sing more than a few notes before a hail of eggs began to rain down upon the stage.
The perpetrators, reports tabloid B.T., were a gang of between 10 and 20 youngsters between the ages of 14 and 17 all ‘with an immigrant background’.
Their reason for attacking the songstress? Apart from taking exception to Medina’s hot pants and sexually suggestive song lyrics, it appears that the gang were provoked by the singer’s stage name which is also coincidentally the name of the second holiest city in Islam and the burial place of the Prophet Mohammed.
With the backing of most of the 3,000 strong audience, Medina ripped into the trouble-makers and told them that their behaviour was disrupting the concert for everyone else. But the strain took its toll, and the pop star ended up leaving the stage in tears.
Medina made no public comment after the aborted concert but her manager told B.T. that Medina is a common in Chile, where the singer’s father originates...
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Gang of 'Immigrants' Pelt 'Blasphemous' Singer
In her heyday, pop star Madonna could deck herself out in crucifixes and get up to all sorts of blasphemous antics. Good thing her name was Madonna and not Medina: