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I was just checking up on ONTD and found a post about the AWESOME Sven Kramer :)

Apparently a lot of the (non-Dutch) ONTDers think it was rude of him to say that and that he's a douchebag because of it. Now, that NBC part was on tv the night it was shot and to be honest, I think the Dutch reporters actually thought it was funny and so did my family. You do NOT ask the winner of a competition that you just saw what his name is, where he's from and what he won, you introduce him yourself if you need the info on tape. Asking him those questions, that was rude.

Agreed: Y/N?

PS: if it's true that the Dutch are too direct and offensive in the eyes of Americans (I'm guessing that's what most of the ONTDers that commented are) I really shouldn't ever be allowed to go to the States. I'd probably end up in jail or something.


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Feb. 19th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
I saw the clip the morning after he had won, on the tv. And OMG, how stupid is that woman?
I loveeeee Sven's reaction <3!
Other people might think he's a douche, I think he just had the guts to just say it. Other country's might just do what the woman asked. He didn't. And I liked that. Honest as a dutchman is.
Aren't dutch people just cool :P
Feb. 19th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
I know, and loads of people on ONTD and youtube kept going on and on about how it normal for het to ask things like that so that, if someone'd go into the archieve years from now, it'd be obvious who Sven is, but she could have said his name in the intro herself. I've seen loads of live-interviews with Shani Davis and Hedrick and all the dutch interviewers introduce the skaters themselves, I really don't get why everyone else seems to be incapable of doing that and showing a bit of respect. I totally get why Davis hates the American journalists but loves the dutch ones :p

And we're totally cool :p And we're way too honest, well except for our own Harry Potter that is. I for one still need to learn how to turn on the filter between my brain and mouth.
Feb. 19th, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
Is het niet fucking LOGISCH dat wanneer je voor een nieuwszender verslag doet van het schaatsen op de Olympische Spelen, je je huiswerk hebt gedaan en weet wie wie is?

Sven heeft volkomen gelijk en mooi dattie dat er ook gewoon zo uit gooit. Nederlanders zijn direct, maar Spanjaarden zijn nog veel directer. Amerikanen zijn gewoon niets gewend.
Feb. 20th, 2010 09:07 am (UTC)
Blijkbaar moest het op band staan voor als het jaren later nog eens te zien is, ivm de uitspraak ofzo, maar dan kun je toch op z'n minst netjes vragen hoe je zijn naam uitspreekt en de rest zelf zeggen? Echt belachelijk.

LOL Spanjaarden kunnen idd nog erger zijn, ik heb al regelmatig gehad dat familieleden hier op bezoek waren en het voor elkaar kregen dat ik me ongemakkelijk voelde terwijl ik volgens heeeeeeeeeeel veel mensen de grootste flapuit ben die er is :d Amerikanen zijn idd niks gewend
Feb. 20th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
I do think we are far more straight forward than Americans and tend to say what we think, regardless of who is asking the questions.
Feb. 20th, 2010 09:09 am (UTC)
Maybe it's part of our genes (or basic upbringing) but it seems that they are a lot of Dutchies with a malfunctioning filter between their brains and mouths. I kinda like it that way
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