‘Dickpics’ in viewing figure gun The smartest person: ‘Overmars must undergo psychiatric treatment’ | show

UpdateMarc Overmars, the former technical director of Ajax, must be ‘under psychiatric treatment’, according to Maarten van Rossem. That’s what the one-man jury of said The smartest person last night in front of 1,625,000 viewers during the second episode of the season. The show is therefore in second place in the top 25 of most watched programs, according to figures from Stichting KijkOnderzoek.

The discussion was started by presenter Philip Freriks after an innocent gallery question. In that round, eight pictures are shown in which the candidates have to find the connection. After photos of Dick Advocaat, Moby Dick, Dik Trom, Dikkie Dik and (Uncle Joop from) De Dik Voormekaar Show, among others, the similarity became clear: thick, or Dick. Freriks then joked: ,,I’ll just say these were eight dick pics. It’s very fashionable these days.”

“Especially at Ajax”, candidate Thomas van Groningen immediately added witty. For the ignorant: a dickpic is a dick photo that is sent digitally, solicited or unsolicited. As is known, Marc Overmars exhibited sexually transgressive behavior during his time at Ajax, including sending dick pics to female staff. After that behavior came out, the club said goodbye to the technical director.

Dickpics of strangers

Freriks continued with candidate Danielle Kliwon. He asked if she seriously ever had to deal with dickpics. The author of The Parool and the literary football magazine Hard Grass, replied in the affirmative. ,,I’ve had a few, yes, also dick videos. Not in a working environment with such a power difference as Overmars at Ajax. They were strangers, so that kind of shrugs off you. It would be much worse for me if someone I know or work with sent an unsolicited photo or video.”
Philip Freriks: “World strangers sent you that?”
Danielle Kliwon: ,,Yes, via Instagram and Twitter too.”
Philip Freriks: ,,But that’s insane, isn’t it?
Danielle Kliwon: ,,It is. But somehow it has become almost normal. Nobody makes a fuss about it anymore. My neighbor gets a lot of dick pics. She made a folder on her phone. Once she gets a dick pic, she sends another one back.”

Philip Freriks against the one-man jury of The smartest person: “What would drive those men, Maarten?”
Van Rossem: ,,This indicates a fairly serious psychological disorder. If you normalize that, I think it’s a very wonderful process. I think that Ajax man (Overmars, ed.) should be put on psychiatric treatment. I find it odd that it’s more or less normal. That has to do with that plague and fungus on our culture: the social media. Which in one way or another apparently invites this deviant behaviour.”

Top 5 ratings
1. eight o’clock news (1,721,000)
2. The smartest person (1,625,000)
3. Half past seven News (1.008,000)
4. The Evening Stage (925,000)
5. I know all about VIPS (799.000)

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Danielle Kliwon © KRO-NCRV

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