Humberto Tan lashes out at Thierry Baudet in talk show: ‘Sometimes you shouldn't be silent!'

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Humberto Tan lashes out at Thierry Baudet in talk show: ‘Sometimes you shouldn’t be silent!’

Humberto, in his own words, doubted ‘for a very long time’ whether he should pay attention to it. “Because most colleagues don’t. They may be right to ignore the comments. It will be picked up internationally,” he started his talk show tonight. Because it touches him personally, he still shows the fragment of the words that FVD leader Thierry Baudet spoke this weekend.

In the run-up to the municipal elections of 2022, the Forum for Democracy leader went to Heerhugowaard on Saturday to introduce candidates from his party and to address supporters. He also spoke there about the coronavirus, other matters and made some remarkable statements. For example, the FvD leader stated: ,,The chance that a white straight person will get AIDS is smaller than the chance that he will be struck by lightning. That chance is 0.000… is very small. Actually AIDS does not exist, in principle does not exist for white straight people. That doesn’t actually happen.”

Baudet calls the fear of AIDS in white men ‘irrational’ and ‘talked to us by the big pharma and the entire fear industry’. He then calls wearing a condom to prevent the transmission of diseases ‘nonsense’. “And I think something similar has happened to all those politicians about corona. They just can’t think about it normally anymore.”

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Humberto also talked at length with his editors about whether he should do this. “You give someone a platform, you let them hear what they say and it’s also nonsense. But at the same time, if you keep doing that constantly, you also let it pass. I was very much thinking of my colleague Peter R. de Vries. That was also his credo, if good people are silent, you let evil spread. This was just too far, because it affects me personally as well. I can’t imagine why on earth you would do this. We called the Aidsfonds. Lots of people called to see if they wanted to comment. And the AIDS Fund wouldn’t even really comment because they said this is so horrible. And this isn’t a show where we normally do stuff like this, but I think: Sometimes you shouldn’t shut up!

Humberto gets a big round of applause in the studio. There is also a lot of praise on Twitter. “Sharp and justified statement” and “That is a piece of television history that Humberto just did and said, deep respect”, it sounds. Not everyone is enthusiastic. “When are you going to correct Rutte for his behavior?”

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