Doda facing blasphemy charge
2010-05-16 by Stephen Gore | 62 Comments

Polish pop star Doda Elektroda could serve up to two years in jail after prosecutors charged her with insulting "religious feelings of both Christians and Jews".

The allegation is based upon an appearance the singer made on TV last year, when she said "It is hard to believe in something written by people who drank too much wine and smoked herbal cigarettes."

No stranger to controversy, Doda has made many conservative Catholics in Poland uncomfortable after swearing live on air, and, as a member of the band Virgin, releasing the pop video Dżaga, which involved her future husband, a camcorder, a bed, and cream.

If found guilty, Doda could be sentenced to up to two years in jail, or could receive a fine.

http://www.newpolandexpress.pl/polish_news_story-2001-pop_princess_doda_to_do_time.php

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AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

16134 Comments


Maybe she'll get a cell with Nergal.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

16246 Comments


lol poland cmon sending people to prison because they hurt someone's religious feelings... really?

FadeToBlack
May 16th 2010

10913 Comments


wow how pathetic

somberlain
May 16th 2010

2121 Comments


"It is hard to believe in something written by people who drank too much wine and smoked herbal cigarettes."

that's it? people need to lighten up

Obfuscation24
May 16th 2010

3939 Comments


Damn if that was a law in the U.S I'd be on death row lol

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

17196 Comments


well that's just fucking dandy...

Zip
May 16th 2010

5312 Comments


blasphemy charge lol

LepreCon
May 16th 2010

3589 Comments


The Polish are incredibly religious, my girlfriend's from there but she's in the minority when it comes to such over the top intolerance of so-called blasphemy.

FadeToBlack
May 16th 2010

10913 Comments


yes but this is still ridiculous. especially because its kinda true

theacademy
May 16th 2010

28236 Comments


blasphemy lol

eternium
May 16th 2010

16304 Comments


Shouldn't the U.N. be all over this? I would love to see the United Nations defending Nergal and this chick.

smokescreens
May 16th 2010

159 Comments


The polish should hear what George Carlin had to say about religion.

LepreCon
May 16th 2010

3589 Comments


The fact that she's engaged to Nergal makes me smell a rat

ConsiderPhlebas
May 16th 2010

6157 Comments


I don't think the UN can intervene with a country's legal sytem. If she broke Polish law then she is liable for prosecution, even if it's for something as ridiculous as this. She's be better moving somewhere that has less archaic ideas. Fucking retarded Catholic bastards.

somberlain
May 16th 2010

2121 Comments


"The polish should hear what George Carlin had to say about religion"

he'd be executed!

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

14986 Comments


WHAT A HEaTHEN

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

16246 Comments


The fact that she's engaged to Nergal makes me smell a rat

This is a good point. Interesting how someone as goofy as Nergal landed such a hot chick as her.

LepreCon
May 16th 2010

3589 Comments


I'm Catholic and I consider this to be fucking ridiculous, everything about Poland is as archaic as it gets, the right to free speech should override any fucking law set down by a government especially in such a country of many faiths
Also they're in the music business so pretty much anyone can nab anybody in the business because once you make it in the business you become insane. Its how it goes

TRMshadow
May 16th 2010

4982 Comments


There's no doubt she's an idiot, and she'll probably lose a few dozen fans for this, but jail time for not having political correct-ness is going overboard.

FadeToBlack
May 16th 2010

10913 Comments


[img]http://decibelmagazine.com/assets/uploads/forehead_nergal.jpg[/img]

LepreCon
May 16th 2010

3589 Comments


HAWT

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

16246 Comments


married to

[IMG]http://xinjo.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/doda-elektroda-black-dress1.jpg[/IMG]

Duderino
May 16th 2010

827 Comments


i'd toss her salad

LepreCon
May 16th 2010

3589 Comments


Polish women are actually quite PHWOAR

FadeToBlack
May 16th 2010

10913 Comments


and apparently Polish men have HUGE foreheads

piggypig890
May 16th 2010

94 Comments


I'm Polish and yes, Poland is about 90% Catholic so it is not terribly surprising that this happened... the same would happen in Italy where Christianity runs rampant. Personally I am an atheist.

Satellite
May 16th 2010

20678 Comments


What a stupid country.

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Bleekill
May 16th 2010

832 Comments


Start burning churches in Poland.

2muchket!
May 16th 2010

900 Comments


They can take this to the ECJ, everything'll be fine.

My understanding of the European Convention of Human Rights is that if she is convicted she may be able to appeal. Same with Nergal.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

7308 Comments


Haha. Doda convicted? Impossible. Burning churches also. What a stupid idea. And not a stupid country. People are really nice here.

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piggypig890
May 16th 2010

94 Comments


"What a stupid country."

You take the actions of a few and apply it to the entire country? Wow... you're just... an idiot.

2muchket!
May 16th 2010

900 Comments


Well no actually it's not the actions of a few dick face, it's the actions of the state seeking to prosecute her for expressing her opinions.

So yeah you're the idiot here friendo.

piggypig890
May 16th 2010

94 Comments


So suddenly the entire judicial system of a nation-state immediately represents the people of that nation's sediments? Go to school and learn something, or just fuck off, your pick.

FadeToBlack
May 16th 2010

10913 Comments


nevermind.

BallsToTheWall
May 16th 2010

44164 Comments


Start burning churches in Poland. (2)

greg84
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

7308 Comments


@2muchket: You're so easily fooled. This blashemy charge is probably one of many actions of her record company in order to garner so popularity abroad.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

7308 Comments


@2muchket: You're so easily fooled. This blashemy charge is probably one of many actions of her record company in order to garner some popularity abroad.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

1981 Comments


Start burning churches in Poland.


Job for a Burzum.

Someone call in Varg.

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2muchket!
May 16th 2010

900 Comments


Oh and I'm not doubting that it could possibly be a publicity stunt.

And yeah idiot if you knew anything about how legal matters work you'd know there the governments in forming laws try to mirror the public morality and beliefs in the form of statutes. i.e. The UK Government making homosexuality in the 60's.

I'm sorry but if you can't see how archaic it is to suppress someone's beliefs and charge them with what is essentially blasphemy, and how this reflects negatively on the country, then I won't waste my energy arguing with you.

This is not the middle east, Poland is apart of the EU which is a liberal state.

Bleekill
May 16th 2010

832 Comments


Yeah do a fucking real crime and burn a church. Then they can have some hurt feelings.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

7308 Comments


It's definitely a publicity stunt, not even probably. Doda said many controversial things before. So why now is she suddenly supposed to be convicted. Lol. You're so easily manipulated. I live in Poland and I've never heard about it.

FadeToBlack
May 16th 2010

10913 Comments


well this time it was on TV so thats probably why

and no offense but how fucking slow is the Polish judicial system? it took them 2 years to finally realise Nergal had ripped a bible in half (oh the horror!) and now 1 year later they noticed that somebody had an opinion on tv lol

greg84
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

7308 Comments


"well this time it was on TV so thats probably why"

Well. Not really. She has said a lot of controversial things ON TV before.

ShadowRemains
May 16th 2010

20230 Comments


jesus christ he's married to...her?

piggypig890
May 16th 2010

94 Comments


2much: you are stupider than I thought...

Have you ever heard of dated laws? The same applies in this country... our Bill of Rights pertains to militia laws yet do we have those anymore? No... why is it still there then? Because it reflects the population's "beliefs" about armed militias?

Also, the government in Poland creates laws reflecting the public's interest as much as Congress does here in the US, same with the judiciary and even less so with civil law.

I'm a proponent for free speech, but if YOU don't realize that the actions of the government do not accurately reflect the consensus of the nation then you are as dim as a 2 watt bulb. That would be like someone calling the entire populous of the United States fucking idiots all because Obama decided to bomb Nebraska - makes no sense, neither does your logic.

CutMan
May 16th 2010

1766 Comments


I hope this is fake. Otherwise, Poland..... Wow.

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FadeToBlack
May 16th 2010

10913 Comments


It's definitely a publicity stunt, not even probably.
i'm sorry but there's absolutely zero logic behind this being a 'publicity stunt'. first of all she's being convicted and may have to spend some time in prison or pay a hefty fine. what good are either of these things to her record label?

and secondly, how is this kind of publicity good for her at all in an overwhelmingly Christain country?

2muchket!
May 16th 2010

900 Comments


ugh you fucking idiot let me take this step by step

Have you ever heard of dated laws? The same applies in this country... our Bill of Rights pertains to militia laws yet do we have those anymore? No... why is it still there then? Because it reflects the population's "beliefs" about armed militias?

Yeah there are tonnes of dated laws I know of, which aren't enforced today, and it'd be a logistical nightmare to repeal them all.

Also you're confused as to how law is made. In common law countries such as the U.S and the U.K precedent is established, which civil law bears an equal footing in as much as criminal law, contract, employment, environmental etc. Which of course supplements statutory and delegated legislation. So let me correct you there on your obvious weak understanding of how law is put into force.

And I see no problem with drawing negative connotations, if the democratically elected politicians act in such a ridiculous manner.

If the polish state aren't acting in the general populations interests, as you say, then that strikes me as a pretty poor form of government.

cvlts
May 16th 2010

8954 Comments


lol blasphemy? what is this, the 16th century?

greg84
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

7308 Comments


Haha. Every publicity is good publicity, my friend. Besides, she's going to pursue her career abroad. I made a small research and this seems to be true (though I still have my doubts). The other case is that she often doesn't really know what she says in interviews. And I've really heard much more insulting things from her. On the sidenote, she can sing, but her music and lyrics are so dreadful. Yuk. So, she probably should be convicted for something anyway.

TAB
May 16th 2010

447 Comments


FUCK GOD.

CutMan
May 16th 2010

1766 Comments


GOD FUCK.

TheSpirit
May 16th 2010

17157 Comments


[img]http://i41.tinypic.com/4lkax1.jpg[/img]







DORGAL

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ThePalestMexican
May 16th 2010

2816 Comments


I would tap that any night of the week

ShadowRemains
May 16th 2010

20230 Comments


"lol blasphemy? what is this, the 16th century?"

sorry man, I gotta go get the horse and carriage, brb


BrahTheSunGod
May 17th 2010

1279 Comments


hahahaha Spirit wins thread. nice photoshop job

Lappo
May 17th 2010

89 Comments


http://dailybabenews.com/article.php?article_id=7495&type=read

interesting

good catch by nergal

JWT155
May 17th 2010

9205 Comments


Link to the vid mentioned or your full of shit.

Captain North
May 17th 2010

6779 Comments


If you're gonna get sent to jail for blasphemy, you might as well make it worthwhile. Jeez.

Asiatic667
May 17th 2010

4647 Comments


This is rediculous.. Glad I've turned away from religion.
Doda is fine

WvaSkittle
May 17th 2010

326 Comments


haha nergal is a great influence.

botb
May 17th 2010

9527 Comments


hahaha spirit



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