████ # This file was generated bot-o-matically! Edit at your own risk. ████
Eurovision Winner Was Not Doing Coke on Live TV, Okay?! [thecut.com]:
Hey, you! Yes, you; you spreading the pernicious rumors about the Eurovision guy, allegedly seen railing a line of coke on live television! Stop saying he was doing drugs right there in the green room! Stopitrightnow. The Eurovision guy — Damiano David, lead singer of the Italian rock band Måneskin — wants you to know he would never [jezebel.com], even though a clip of the band celebrating its win may suggest otherwise.
Måneskin, you see, won the song contest [vulture.com] on Saturday, a moment they were seen toasting with a bunch of beers and Champagne, etc. When the cameras turned to their table, for reaction shots and so forth, they captured David ducking nose-first toward the table, in much the same manner as a person preparing to snort some cocaine might. At least, that is what it looked like to a number of Twitter users:
But at a press conference [nbcnews.com] later on, David insisted that he did no such thing. His bandmate, guitarist Thomas Raggi, had merely broken a glass in all the excitement. “I don’t use drugs,” he insisted. “Please guys, do not say that. Don’t say that, really. No cocaine, please, do not say that.”
And indeed, different angles on the incident do make the moment look less incriminating:
Plus, there really was a bunch of broken glass on the floor around their table:
David reportedly volunteered to take a drug test to prove his claims, and while the European Broadcasting Union says it is “aware of the speculation surrounding the video clip” and “still looking at footage carefully,” it so far seems accepting of David’s claims. “The band, their management and head of delegation have informed us that no drugs were present in the Green Room and explained that a glass was broken at their table and it was being cleared by the singer,” the union reportedly said in a statement. “The EBU can confirm broken glass was found after an on site check.” As for the band, an Instagrammed statement [twitter.com] said that they “are really shocked about what some people are saying” and maintain that they are “AGAINST drugs” and have “never used cocaine.” So please! Please, guys, do not say that.
Eurovision Winner Was Not Doing Coke on Live TV, Okay?!