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Paul de Leeuw under fire after comment about Asians during talk show Op1

Talk show host On 1 and television maker Paul de Leeuw is under fire. There has long been dissatisfaction with his performance as a talk show host and the way he fulfills that role, but last Friday’s broadcast was the straw that broke the bucket.

During the broadcast of On 1 TV virologist Ab Osterhaus sat down to talk about the corona policy that China is currently pursuing. “The strategy used in China has worked. Very strict and very hard about it ”, Osterhaus began. “I think it’s really great. They receive a number of corona cases and immediately ensure that the situation is under control. That means testing, testing, testing… we didn’t do that in Europe. ”

Mindset of Asians

De Leeuw then uses Osterhaus’s explanation to begin with ‘the mentality of Asian people’. “This is also about the mentality of Asian people. They immediately do what the boss says. ” That comment by De Leeuw went completely wrong with many people.

Osterhaus himself was not sure how to respond to that comment. “Oh yes?” Asked Osterhaus aloud. “I do not know. I don’t know if that’s the mindset of Asian people. The government simply does not accept no for an answer, ”Osterhaus continued.

‘Racist nonsense’

Social media went wild in response to De Leeuw’s comment. “Can this racist nonsense finally stop?” Someone wonders. Yet another puts it: “Bee On 1 Paul de Leeuw is now talking ‘about the mentality of Asian people’. I’m going to sleep.”

It is not the first time that De Leeuw has been under fire for his role as a talk show host. He was previously accused of not letting guests talk, poorly asking questions and trying to attract the broadcast by means of the comments he makes.

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