Holland’s Got Talent contestant Xiao Wang was treated to some fantastic racial jokes before he even began his performance. When he said he’d be singing a Verdi aria, judge Cornelis Willem Heuckeroth, nicknamed Gordon, asked, “Which number are you singing? Number 39 with race?” Haha, casual racism for a guy from another country who’s taken the time to learn some of your language.
For his part, Xiao Wang had a pretty good performance and left most of the judges impressed. This included Gordon who clamored, “This is the best Chinese I’ve had in weeks. And it’s not a takeaway.” Having no idea how uncomfortable he was making his co-judges, he asked for them to vote on the contestant who he affectionately called the People’s Republic of China.
Despite Xiao Wang already leaving the stage, Gordon couldn’t stop the roll he was on adding one more comment in Dutch. “He looks like a waiter from a Chinese restaurant.”
Co-judge Dan Karaty finally spoke up and told him he’s “really not supposed to say things like that to people.” “What?,” said Gordon oblivious to what he was talking about.
This actually reminded me of that one Simpsons episode where Krusty the Clown did Chinese impersonation. It went about as well as this did.