Zimra Geurts forgives Tim Hofman for misogynistic texts | Stars

In the video, a fragment of a broadcast of Squirt & Swallow, Hofman can be seen making a comment in the camera about Geurts’ “bigger tits than the rest of the Netherlands”. During the interview that follows, he tips the model to “show a tit.” In an extensive post, Geurts now says that she notices several things about the video. “I mainly see 2 young people who think that if they make rude, stupid comments, they will be seen by others as ‘cool’ and ‘great’ and that people will like them,” she wrote. “I see 2 young people copying behavior they grew up with. At that time there were (and still are) so many really clunky programs where people did the stupidest things, along the lines of ‘yeah that’s cool, then you’re cool’ if you participate in them and you behave like that.”

When she looks at herself, she sees a girl who pretended to be “many times dumber” than she was. According to her, it was “some sort of trend” on television when she was growing up. “I came out of the Gymnasium myself, but I went along with it, insecure as I was. Then people could laugh at me and I was liked,” says Geurts. “I forgive Tim and I forgive myself for pretending to be so much dumber than I am. And I am grateful for the lessons it gives us.”

Compliments

She also complimented Tim for the episode of Boos, in which several women told their stories about sexually transgressive behavior behind the scenes of The Voice of Holland by band leader Jeroen Rietbergen, coaches Ali B and Marco Borsato and a director of the program. „Compliments to Tim and his team for this powerful episode of Boos and giving these women a platform and voice! Thanks!” she says.

Hofman apologized to the AD on Saturday for his comments in the ten-year-old video and said he was ashamed of the images. “It was wrong, I’m ashamed of it,” he said. „It was in 2012: backstage at Squirt and Swallow. I’ve learned a lot since then, including about more such topics: homophobia, racism, and validism [discriminatie van mensen op grond van een beperking, redactie]. It was wrong and an apology is appropriate.”

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