“DUTCH PEOPLE WE ARE MAKING FOOLS OF OURSELVES!” is the claim by one of the Netherlands Eurovision stars. Posted on her Facebook page today, came this call for action from her fellow Dutch citizens.
Anouk took to Facebook earlier today to state her views on the Dutch tradition of “Zwarte Piet” or “Black Pete”. She went on to say
“And not even one township wants to make a change. Shame On You! #BlackPeteNeedsToGo”
She accompanied her comments with an article from The Guardian entitled “Black Pete exposes the Netherlands’ problem with race”.
We were not familiar with this tradition of “Zwarte Piet” so we took a closer look at the article that Anouk published – see here
We suggest you read the article for yourself.
It is no surprise that Anouk would have a strong opinion on this subject – as she has clearly shown her affinity with the African population in her recent single “Wigger” – see here – where found she had to defend her song choice.
Anouk is certainly not afraid of speaking her mind. Is she right in this case? We would certainly like to hear from our Dutch readers who know of this tradition. Do you agree with Anouk?
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Anouk Facebook, The Guardian and Eurovision Ireland