Israel has just won the 63rd Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, performed by Netta.
The winning song Toy is about female empowerment, including the line: “Wonder Woman, don’t you ever forget / You’re divine and he’s about to regret / He’s a bwoka-mhm-bwokbwokbwok-mhm boy.”
Netta had already picked up an OUTtv award after winning a vote among the contest’s LGBT fanbase, reported Pink News.
She told LGBT fans: “You hold me up. My whole team – my hair, my makeup, my costume, the writers of the song – are members of the gay community and I am lost without them. I’m grateful for the presence of the gay community in my life.”
Of her song, she added: “I think the song is #MeToo, but it’s an empowerment song for everybody, and everybody can find themselves in it. For me, when I sing it, I think about bullying and people who try to bring you down because they’re afraid of you. It’s an empowerment song for everybody.”