I can't believe how tolerant people are of this. Can any dutch person tell us if there was even any outrage over this? As a Chinese, I feel quite offended after watching Gorden's racist comments against Chinese contestant. Isn't it too far beyond the limit for the judge of a TV show? Shouldn't this kind of racism be banned from television? The guy needs to apologize or get fired.
Holland's Got Talent judge Cornelis Willem Heuckeroth, who goes by the nickname Gordon, has used racial stereotyping to critique a Chinese contestant.
First being mocked after Xiao Wang said his name, Dutch actress Chantal Janzen sniped "that's OK?" from behind the judging panel.
When contestant Xiao Wang announced he’d be singing a Verdi aria, Heuckeroth said, “Which number are you singing? Number 39 with rice?”
After Xiao performed La Donna è Mobile from Verdi's Rigoletto, Heuckeroth said in a mock Chinese voice: "Surplise. Honestly, this is the best Chinese I've had in weeks. And it's not a takeaway."
Heuckeroth's remarks were met with a mixture of laughter and embarrassment by Xiao, judges Dan Karaty and Chantal Janzen, and the audience.
"You really are not supposed to say things like that to people," Karaty was heard telling Heuckeroth after the show. "It's awful."