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Echo nomination withdrawn for divisive band | Culture | DW.DE | 08.03.2013
Following protests from fellow nominees including well-known bands MIA, Die Ärzte and Kraftklub, the organizers of the Echo Awards have withdrawn the nomination of the group Frei.Wild in the category of Best National Rock/Alternative Group.

...Echo organizers had previously claimed that the nomination of Frei.Wild was based on their chart success. In addition, a withdrawal from the list of nominees was not possible since the band is not officially listed at the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons, which mainly serves as a watchdog for sexually explicit and violent material.

No shit. But there is a teeny-weeny little inconsistency there. Why did they nominate Frei.Wild in a "national" category? It is not from Germany: it hails from South Tyrol, part of Italy.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Mar 8th, 2013 at 02:11:28 PM EST
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