The man was playing with his what?! Berghain use drawings of men doing, ahem, adult things to promote their forthcoming events – and it’s already got one music producer into trouble with Facebook…

This blog has no time whatsoever for homophobia. I deplore every possible form of it. I also strongly suspect that the biggest homophobes out there are the ones hiding a secret. As Nazï propagandist Joseph Goebbels once said “Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty”.

Which is why I wasn’t the least bit surprised to discover that musician DVS1 received a pile of homophobic comments after he posted about his forthcoming appearance at Klubnacht in Berghain. He included a, shall we say, provocative picture in his screenshot which contained… well, a number of drawings of men doing things with their penises.

I’ve actually had complaints recently from people who weren’t able to read this blog because their family filters at home were blocking it. Since I’ve only just got the problem fixed, I won’t be sharing the image – but as those of you who looked might have noticed, it’s quite explicit.

Yes, I’m well aware that nudity and sexual expression have a lot to do with some sections of the gay community. Not a problem – but on a family friendly platform like Facebook, it’s an issue. Their own rules state you cannot use images like this on their site. So aren’t you heavily restricting how much you can promote said events, particularly on image heavy platforms like Instagram by doing this?

Seems a strange strategy in this day and age. Then again, with the endless fixation of the dance music press on Berghain, maybe they don’t need to do too much promotion anyway…

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