Well, in more horrifying news, there’s a Dutch game show asking male contestants to guess whether a woman (on a rotating platform) is fat or pregnant.
If only this wasn’t real!
The new segment on Neem Je Zwemspullen Mee (Bring Your Bathing Suit) premiered in the Netherlands on Sunday, and it’s already garnered a lot of heat… justifiably!
How would anyone think this wouldn’t be offensive??
Especially after the show previously came under fire for asking contestants to guess whether a woman’s breasts were real or fake and whether someone was Chinese or Japanese, it maybe isn’t so surprising.
Thankfully, after viewer backlash it’s been announced the segment has been pulled. Yvonne de Haan, KRO-NCRV director, said in a statement:
“The section Fat or Pregnant? was meant to show appearances can deceive. In this round we feature lots of prejudices based on what people look like. Is he a criminal or a business man?, or is he Dutch or German? Putting things in a satirical setting is a way of laughing at prejudice. But we did it I a way that hurt people. That was never the intention and we regret it.”
Sounds like a BS apology!
Watch a clip of the show (below) and let us know what U think!!
[Image via KRO-NCRV/YouTube.]