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German Drag Queen Literally Sews Her Mouth Shut To Protest Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

barbie-breakoutFamed Berlin drag queen and DJ Barbie Breakout has put her money where her mouth is, sewing it shut in a graphic video in protest of Russia’s anti-gay laws and Germany’s lack of response.

As a stranger, the video is hard to watch, but Barbie’s partner was the one holding the camera and according to her, even he couldn’t look.

Barbie’s mouth is left bloody after the ordeal, but the pain was nothing compared to what she “felt inside when I had to see in the media what is happening in Russia,” Barbie told German newspaper Die Welt (via PinkNews).

“In my youth I had more holes in an ear than through my mouth in this performance. Apart from a small bruise on my left upper lip, everything has healed up again,” Barbie said. “It was about symbolism, not about self-harm.”

Russia’s controversial and much-reviled “gay propaganda” law has come into the spotlight with the 2014 Olympics scheduled to take place in Sochi, igniting concern over the safety of Olympians and spectators. Meanwhile, Russian LGBT citizens continue to live in secret and fear of violence that goes unchecked by the government.

Back in June Germany’s foreign minister criticized the Russian government for its ban on gay foreign adoptive parents.

”I cannot hide that I am concerned about this development in Russia and (these) domestic discussions about discrimination of sexual minorities in Russia,” Guido Westerwelle said during a visit to Lithuania. “We think any kind of discrimination of sexual minorities, gays or lesbian for example, [is] not acceptable”.

In her video, Barbie expresses disappointment in the German government for doing nothing to prevent the public shaming of LGBT people in Russia, urging viewers to “speak up, open your mouths,” as hers is covered in blood.

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By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Aug 2, 2013
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  • 13 Comments
    • arj
      arj

      Well, I am sure THAT’S gonna change some minds……

      Aug 2, 2013 at 8:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatisthis
      whatisthis

      I can’t even look at that photo, let alone watch the video. That queen is fucked up…but sometimes being fucked up is what it takes, I guess?

      /shiver

      Aug 2, 2013 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stfallon1028
      stfallon1028

      Oh my god

      Aug 2, 2013 at 10:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fagburn
      fagburn

      Hard to think of anything quite as pointless and stupid.
      Still, if you feel good do it (and post it on YouTube).

      Aug 2, 2013 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sohobod
      Sohobod

      “German Drag Queen Literally Sews Her Mouth shut To Get Himself Publicity”

      Aug 2, 2013 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deepdow
      Deepdow

      Sending dildoes to Putin, performing “satanic” rituals on gravestones and sewing ones mouth closed DO NOT HELP. Stunts like these only reinforce in gay haters’ minds that we’re -because they always generalize us – silly and worse, mentally ill.

      Good grief.

      Aug 2, 2013 at 12:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      velcro. Same desired outcome, less messy.

      Aug 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Meowzer
      Meowzer

      I found the whole story just sew sew

      Aug 2, 2013 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Maybe Putin has a point.

      Aug 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      Gross.

      Aug 2, 2013 at 10:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      She’s fine – that’ll never get horribly infected.

      Aug 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      Well, at least she’s doing something as opposed to some of you dumb bitches.

      Aug 3, 2013 at 8:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • manannanson
      manannanson

      I applaud her sacrifice, passion, and art! It’s only a little blood, after all.

      Aug 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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