After a heated discussion about “waking up” in the new Play4 software table of four I got a lot of feedback.
A discussion about getting up at the table took place at Gert Verhulst’s on Monday evening. The word n was heard only a few times and questions arose in the discussion about its essence. This resulted in a lot of criticism from viewers of the show.
Mark Marie Hoygbrigets, who was a guest on Tuesday, didn’t miss it. “Sorry I wasn’t there yesterday,” he said. “Woke was a bit of a polluted word, just like ‘politically correct’, but I think those are very good words. I like to think things through. I would have loved to be there yesterday to say: You have a word problem, but we don’t really care that you find it.” It’s all tough. You’re a straight white guy. You shouldn’t disappear, no. You yourself are a great example of that straight white guy, but realize that if you don’t think something is racist, it doesn’t really matter.
Verholst responded with an apology. He also did not miss the critical reactions of viewers. “If we hurt people yesterday, that’s the last thing we wanted,” he said at the start of the talk show. That’s not the intent of the program, and we did it anyway. Because there was a lot of backlash. So if we offended you, we’re sorry.
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