NewsAugust 9, 2023 1:33 PM ET7,020 views

Behemoth teddy bear fundraising rejected by UNICEF, donations go to children's hospital instead

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Oskar Szramka

Polish blackened death metal mainstays Behemoth recently sold black teddy bears to raise money for the Polish arm of UNICEF. However, UNICEF rejected their donation due to concerns over the messages accompanying the products. The bears wear the band's name, the band's symbol, and a tag that says: "100% Satanic."

The organization stated:

"Unfortunately, we would like to inform you that due to the nature of the messages accompanying the products you sell, we cannot qualify you for participation in this particular Program.'"

 

In response, Behemoth decided to donate the proceeds, approximately 10,000 złoty ($2,485.80 USD), to Szpital Dziecięcy Polanki, a children's hospital in their hometown of Gdansk. 

They shared a transfer confirmation as proof of their donation:

"Legions! The whole profit from sales of 100 teddies turned out to be (rounded up) 10 000 PLN (around 2200 EUR). We've decided to directly support the biggest children's hospital in Nergal's (and mine) hometown, @gdansk_official – Szpital Dziecięcy Polanki. They are making the real miracles saving kids lives. Thank you Legions for being so generous. The document attached is a transfer confirmation which I wanted to post as a proof we've done it."


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