WTF Report: “You’re a racist when…”

Question: What does it take to become a judge on Holland’s Got Talent?

You probably answered: “You have to be a good judge of character, have a broad appreciation of musical and artistic talents, and be up-to-date with popular trends.”

Congratulations: You’re wrong! Turns out that sometimes it’s enough for you to simply be a stereotypical racist.

Let’s play a game. Watch the first 30 seconds or so of this video:

What were you initial thoughts? Probably something about the singer’s impressive voice and his strong audition.

See, that’s because you’re not Cornelis Willem Heuckeroth—one of the three judges. Throughout this entire performance, the only persistent thought in Cornelis’s head was: “Wow, that guy is Asian, can you believe it? A real-life Asian person on stage!”

Take a look at this video of outtakes, where Cornelis cannot stop himself from vomiting out a stream of racist jokes:

Not one word out of his mouth is about Xiao Wang’s singing. They’re all unfiltered outbursts you’d expect to hear from your xenophobic uncle, whom you only reluctantly see during family gatherings.

“Which number are you singing? Number 39, with rice?”

“Honestly, this is the best Chinese I’ve had in weeks, and it’s not a takeaway.”

It’s like Cornelis is hooked up to Google Translate, with settings permanently stuck on “Dutch-to-Racist.” If he were a book character, the author would receive a note from the editor to make him more realistic.

I take solace in the fact that most members of the audience seem to be decidedly booing Cornelis’s attempts at being funny. The rest of them laugh awkwardly, because people don’t always know how to react when confronted by a walking racist caricature.

Congrats, Cornelis, you win the “Racist Of The Month” award.

18 thoughts on “WTF Report: “You’re a racist when…”

    • I know, right? It almost feels staged. Even if it were, I don’t think that’d make the situation any less offensive.

      You know what they say – an idiot a day keeps the squeaky wheel turning. I may be making this up.


  1. Unbelievable Daniel!! Clearly he’s dug his own hole which he needs to jump into and stay! Unfortunately as we discuss this brilliant post of yours, Mathair told me she wonders how much is real & how much is for ratings & press. It’s gotten to where anymore, people in the lime light will do anything to garner the camera’s attention if but for a brief moment. Bad press is apparently better than no press at all. Let’s wait and see, on the next airing, how many people tune into to watch (oh….they’re so appalled) the racist jerks newest comments or public apology. Which ever one he chooses to take, they’ll still be tuning in! What a disgrace!!!


  2. He is clearly a buffoon, Daniel.

    That guy had a great voice.

    PS I usually comment under my alter-ego/blog name of Bryan Jones – it doesn’t seem to want to let me do this today, so today I’m Gary!


  3. Unbelievable. It saddens me to see racism is everywhere. At least this guy is getting called out by the media- maybe he’ll learn something.
    I hope Xiao Wang can find positivity somewhere in all this.

    I agree with your comment- “If he were a book character, the author would receive a note from the editor to make him more realistic.”


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