Austrian musician Andreas Gabalier will receive the Karl-Valentin Order on February 2.
There have been voices in recent days that I do not like. Gabalier now responds to criticism. He expects more respect for his person. The director of Valentin-Karlstadt-Musäums, Sabine Rinberger, is against Gabalier as the holder of the medal. Describes Gabalier's texts as "right-wing, homophobic, xenophobic and misogynist populists." The lawyer of the Valentin family expressed a similar opinion and accused Gabalier of an obvious "game with fascist symbols like the final swastika on the cover, misogyny and homophobia."
Gabalier says this for criticism
According to "Bild.de", Andreas Gabalier makes no sense: "If a few people get upset and do not know me personally, it does not bite me." […] I am probably too much on earth for some, but I will certainly not change that for these people. I am a bit envious, I will not break my success story. "The singer does not respond to specific allegations. He is supported by the legend of rock & # 39; n & # 39; Roll, Peter Kraus, who must give him the award. "I know Andreas as a pleasurable, courteous and respectful colleague," says Kraus.