Controversial Dutch TV show “Neem Je Zwemspullen Mee” (”Bring Your Bathing Suit”) has enraged its audience with a sexist new segment.
On Monday, the satirical game show aired a horrendously offensive feature in which four men had to guess whether a woman was pregnant or fat.
“New program on NPO 3. Here four men have to guess whether this woman fat or is pregnant. Fun. Really fun.”
People are rightfully enraged, taking to Twitter to express their disappointment and call out the show.
“You should be ashamed of yourselves! What is this public meat inspection? KRO-NCRV: Get ‘Bring Your Bathing Suit’ off the tube!”
“SERIOUSLY!?!?! Who invented this?? KRO-NCRV: Get ‘Bring Your Bathing Suit’ off the tube!”
The show’s network host, KRO-NCRV, defended the segment in a statement earlier this week. “This satirical setting is a way to laugh off all kinds of prejudices,” they said.
This is also not the first time the show has come under fire. Last year, the show’s pilot episode featured a segment in which white contestants had to guess whether a man was Chinese or Japanese.
Since the show, which also had a segment where men guess whether a woman’s breasts were real or fake, aired on Monday, there has been a petition to have it removed altogether, especially since it’s shown on a publicly funded network in the Netherlands.
“KRO-NCRV decided that the budget of public broadcasting can be best spent to be downgraded to a game involving women as pieces of meat,” the petition reads. As of Wednesday morning, the petition had more than 2,500 signatures.
H/T The Cut