Germany’s Echo music prize to reconsider awarding Muslim anti-semites in future

Rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang received an award for top anti-semitic rap song in the diversity category or something.

The controversy surrounding two rappers who won Germany’s top music prize despite anti-Semitic lyrics began to gather steam on Sunday, with business leaders joining the government in condemning artists Kollegah and Farid Bang.

“That hurts Germany’s international reputation. Is anti-Semitism becoming acceptable in Germany?” Airbus CEO Tom Enders said in comments to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

His comments were similar to that of Justice Minister Heiko Maas, who told Der Spiegel on Saturday that “anti-Semitic provocations do not deserve a prize; they are repugnant”.