The bearded drag queen winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest has been blamed by the church leaders in Balkan for flooding that killed more than 50 people earlier this month.
This report comes only a few short days after the Russian Orthodox Church condemned Wurst, saying that her win was a sign of the world’s moral decline and part of an effort to “reinforce new cultural norms.”
Now, Conchita is being held responsible by religious leaders for recent flooding in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia.
“This is not a coincidence, but a warning,” said Patriarch Amfilohije of Montenegro, a Serbian Orthodox cleric, according to The Mirror. “God sent the rains as a reminder that people should not join the wild side.”
The Mirror also reports that Patriarch Irinej, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Serbs, said that the floods were “divine punishment for their vices” and that “God is thus washing Serbia of its sins.”
The flooding has destroyed towns and villages and more than 150,000 people have been evacuated from the region.
Conchita Wurst is the drag persona of Austrian singer Tom Neuwirth. Her Eurovision win has sparked a lot of debate and controversy, which doesn’t seem like it’ll stop anytime soon.