Broadcaster RTL had to again apologize for an insensitive comment made about 4-year-old murder victim Rowena Rikkers, better known in the Netherlands as the Girl from Nulde. "I'm waking up next to the Girl from Nulde again", Gordon said to Gerard Joling on an episode of Geer en Goor: Zoeken een Hobby. This statement massively upset the murdered toddler's father, his lawyer Sebas Diekstra said to AD.
The first episode of the Dutch version of Comedy Central's Roast will be titled The Roast of Gordon, and as the title suggests, will mock Dutch singer Gordon, Comedy Central announced. The other first participants include comedian Jorgen Raymann, presenter Sophie Hilbrand and ex-porn star Bobbi Eden, Metro reports.
On The Roast the celebrity guest is comically given a hard time by his or her colleagues on the panel. He can also give them a hard time in turn. Raymann will be the so-called Roast Master, the one who has to lead the discussion in the right direction.
Singer-presenter Gordon was severely injured in a hit and run accident on the Greek island of Mykonos on Thursday night. He was hit by a car as he was walking to his hotel from a restaurant.
The public auction of Bram Moszkowicz's personal belongings scheduled to begin today was called off at the last minute when Dutch singer and television personality Gordon offered to cover thousands in unpaid debt, according to De Telegraaf. The 15,000-euro debt was owed to Moszkowicz's former counsel Gabriel Meijers for his assistance in a disciplinary case.
In the first eight months of this year, the Discrimination Hotline in Amsterdam has recorded 1562 total reports of people who say they feel discriminated against. With this figure, which has tripled in Amsterdam since last year from 525 to 1562, the Dutch capital is leading the list of cities where people feel discriminated, Het Parool reports.
The Chinese singer and PhD student Xiao Wang who appeared on Holland's Got Talent last year, only to be ridiculed to no end by judge Gordon, was invited by King Willem-Alexander to be present at the state banquet by honor of the Chinese president, Xi Jinping.
Holland’s Got Talent panelist Gordon has admitted that he now understands the fall-out over his racially insensitive joke better.
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Patrons of 39 Chinese restaurants across the Netherlands are poking fun at Dutch singer Gordon by offering their menu's number 39 for 39% off. The promotion is meant to add some levity to a highly criticized set of racially-charged jokes made by the singer to a Chinese contestant on Holland's Got Talent.
RTL Netherlands regrets that Gordon gave out Connie Breukhoven's phone number, Wednesday evening in a live broadcast on RTL 4. RTL will discuss the matter with Gordon.
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features the unfortunate fall of an Ajax fan, leaving him severely injured, Gordon's racial slurs causing national and international commotion, a dark-skinned intern rejected on his skin color, the news of Obama and Putin attending an international summit in The Hague, the discovery that Sinterklaas is an ex-con, and the Marechaussee haven't had a dull moment this week with drug busts, fake marriages, and new barracks.
Holland's Got Talent contestant Xiao Wang is reportedly incensed by racially charged comments made by one of the show's judges. The PhD candidate at the University of Groningen has not made a statement since the show featuring him as a singer aired November 16.
'The Netherlands are being run over by everybody and their kid brother' and 'ethnic minorities should not criticize my jokes' are some of the statements Gordon made in an interview with VARA-dj, Giel Beelen.
The derogatory remarks Holland's Got Talent host Gordon made to a Chinese contender of the popular TV show have led anti-discrimination group MDRA to call on television station RTL to apologize. Meldpunt definitively told RTL that Gordon insulted people of Chinese descent.
Juror Gordon refuses to apologize to Holland's Got Talent-candidate Xiao Wang, according to his statement in KRO-program Oog in Oog.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: singer Trijntje Oosterhuis underestimates the power of social media, the arrival of Sinterklaas and his helpers in The Netherlands, Hungarian pimps arrested for human trafficking, diplomats assault a reporter, 'Holland's got Talent' and 'RTL Late Night' in the spotlight for racism, an Euro Atlantic Airways aircraft continues to it destination despite potentially dangerous problems, and Joran van der Sloot demanding a new trial.
RTL Late Night talk show host Humberto Tan was told by actor Jack Spijkerman, “My God, you’re not only dark [skinned], you’re dumb as well.”