"called into question: ”the Dumbest thing I ever heard” – is Now asking Mellovinnaren sorry"
"He has received the strong criticism for his statement about the n-word in ”Framgångspodden”."
"Now ask John Lundvik apologize."
"– We all have a responsibility and today I have received a very important lesson, " he says."
"After the win in the Eurovision song contest is criticised now John Lundvik, 36, for statements he made in the ”Framgångspodden” before the victory. "
"In the podcast he tells Alexander Pärleros about the conversion as it is meant to come from London to Växjö as a six year old, if bullying and being called for the word ”n-ball”. "
"Pärleros take up games from their childhood like ”Who's afraid of the Black man?” and the card game ”(n-word), and president”."
"When Pärleros talking about the card game he is using the loaded word repeatedly, without John Lundvik question it."
"– I may think that it has become quite exaggerated it here to you may not say ”black” or ”colored” and that you have to say ”african american” and such. I think that in any way that it become so excessive that people don't even dare to say it is. It's called the ”negress” and ”negro”, it is in the dictionary. It is the breed, the same as indians or american, " says Melodifestivalvinnaren."
"the Segment has been cut away from the pod but the spread still via Twitter, and the statement has provoked strong reactions."
"the Comedian Filip Dikmen writes that it is ”the absolutely dumbest thing I ever heard”."
"”1. There is only one living race of humans, Homo sapiens. 2. American and indians are ethnicities. 3. Black is a skin color. 4. What has a dictionary to do with this? 5. DAFUUUQ BRUH...”, he writes in the post that has received over 500 likes. "
"Even the journalist and radio host Emanuel Karlsten wonders to the content of the podcast."
"' this... That Alexander Pärleros want to talk to the ’n-word’ with John Lundvik, and adopted Lundvik laughs with and talks about his... race?”, he writes."
"in nc for our public Lovette Jallow, who has over 97 000 followers on Instagram, writes that she has ”no personal problems with Alexander and John,” but that she has a problem with how they interact with structural racism”. "
"”to put it plainly, racism is not personal. It is structurally. It is transparent and also in the hidden. It is above all, and we as a people have an obligation to educate ourselves and those in our proximity,” she writes."
"John Lundvik apologize"
"Via his press contact is now asking John Lundvik apologize for their statements in the pod."
" I will be sad that a conversation about my own background and my experiences of having a different skin color than white is perceived as insensitive and hurtful. My responsibility as an artist is great and how I express myself to influence others. I understand now that I expressed myself carelessly and perhaps ignorantly, which I regret. I would therefore like to apologise to those who might have taken offense up, " he says to Nöjesbladet."
"at the same time, he believes that it is important to understand that the conversation in the pod was just about how words are used and perceived."
"– But my personal experience of this from my own childhood reduces, of course, not my responsibility for how I use these words in the day."
"He says that he hopes that both he himself and others who have heard or read about his statements learn something of the reactions and thinking, for a little extra."
"– We all have a responsibility and today I have received an important lesson."
"On Instagram also asks Alexander Pärleros apologize for his choice of words and writing that he only wanted to reproduce how the adults taught the children games which included the loaded word."
"It was absolutely not supposed to do anything wrong. I am fighting every day for equality in society, so sorry if it was taken wrong. I just said the name of the game, absolutely should not be done again, and I apologize,” he writes."