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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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13 Comments

  • arj

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

  • 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

  • fagburn

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

  • Sohobod

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

  • 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.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    velcro. Same desired outcome, less messy.

  • Meowzer

    I found the whole story just sew sew

  • Stache1

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

  • manannanson

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

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