Fringe won’t act over musician’s quenelle gesture


An artist performing at the Edinburgh Fringe festival has been criticised for performing a quenelle salute outside Edinburgh Castle.

Alison Chabloz, whose solo acoustic show at the festival is called Autumn’s Here, has posted pictures of the inverted Nazi salute in response to Israel supporters.

Fringe organisers received complaints after an image of Ms Chabloz making the gesture with Edinburgh Castle in the background appeared on social media.

But they said no action would be taken.

A Fringe spokesperson said: “The Fringe Society do not select or programme the Festival Fringe, nor do we curate or censor content at the Festival, or censor the behaviour or actions of performers.

“It is not within our remit or our open access ethos to allow or refuse performers a platform for their work that is within the law.”

On her blog Ms Chabloz said: “After months of being hounded online by a small group of hard-line Zionists, I decided yesterday to dedicate a quenelle gesture to my abusers, one of whom wrote a letter of complaint to EdFringe in a failed attempt to have my show banned.”

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