Is this comedy or sexism? This question is currently being discussed hotly on Twitter. The deciding factor is the new release of “TV Total” with Sebastien Povpaf (45). In the penultimate episode, the comedian gives an interview to the great German politician Gregor Geese (73). The question asked him: “Who is the sharp bee in the new Bundestag?” Gysi: “It’s one of the FDP.” But the politician did not want to be identified: “Find it for yourself!”
TV Total viewers took this mission seriously. After the broadcast, the FDP website briefly collapsed among many visitors, Pufpaff revealed in yesterday’s broadcast. On Google, the words “FDP’s smartest bee” were among the top search terms for a short while. Therefore, Buffbaf again intervened and presented two candidates that, in his opinion, would be suitable for him. It was about FDP politicians Nicole Bauer (34) and Rhea Schroeder (29). As the images of the women faded, there were lewd whistles from the audience. Puffpaff’s reaction: “What we’re doing here is not gender-biased. This is a favor.”
“I wish editors would be ashamed of themselves”
However, Bauer and Schroeder’s FDP colleague Franziska Brandmann (27) sees it quite differently. She criticized on Twitter, “Yesterday, TV Total searched for the ‘sharpest bee in the FDP’ and thus humiliated female politicians.” “This leaves me dumbfounded. I hope the editors will be ashamed of themselves.” Brandmann even requested an apology from ProSieben and broadcasters: “I will check where the complaints are made. What kind of image does a program like this leave on women considering entering politics? ”
Brandman sparked a discussion on Twitter with her tweets. Many support it and actually see crude sexism in the article. Others believe that a comedy show should be able to withstand such expressions. So far, Puffpaff and his team have not wanted to comment on the discussion.
By the way: In yesterday’s broadcast, FDP leader Christian Lindner (42) was called “the sharpest bee”. (to talk)
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