After this sentence, fun became a minor matter …
“Beat the Star” on Pro Sieben on Saturday evening actually promised fun entertainment and an exciting competition between ex-sportswoman Sylvie Meis (42) and Lilly Becker (43).
At the very beginning, however, Lilly showed that a certain, serious statement is particularly important to her at the moment. On her arm she had written “Black Lives Matter” in big black letters. Black lives are important.
A highly sensitive topic. But commentator Ron Ringguth (54) didn’t seem to understand this. In game 7 he caused a real shitstorm with an incredibly stupid saying!
In the game “Tinger”, the two candidates had to steer a tracked vehicle through mud and mud. Lilly Becker started, but after a short time complained that her safety glasses were steaming up: “I can’t see!”
Ron commented: “Not I can’t breathe, but I can’t see …”
“I can’t breathe” were the last words of the African-American George Floyd (46) when police officer Derek Chauvin had kneed his neck more than 8 minutes when he was arrested, causing his death.
The saying about this brand new topic, which had led to huge protests and unrest in the USA, bothered the viewers bitterly. On Twitter, they vented their anger and sometimes even asked for the commentator to be removed immediately!
Anyone who hoped for an apology from Ron Ringguth waited in vain for now. He was initially silent. After a while, Pro Sieben reacted and apologized.
In the game “embarrass or cash in” the first question, however, put the finger directly into the wound. Elton (49) came to the current protests in the United States to speak about the murdered George Floyd († 46) and asked the question: “What does the abbreviation BLM stand for?”
A question that Lilly Becker could of course answer in seconds – the answer was already on her arm.
Perhaps that was the moment when Ron Ringguth arrived that he should no longer be silent. A few minutes later, he finally made a statement about his statement and apologized:
“I made an inappropriate comment earlier. That happened in the heat of a live broadcast, but it shouldn’t. I can only apologize again very briefly. It has nothing to do with my attitude, ”he stammered.
After this apology, the mood calmed down at least a little – and of course there was also a winner: Sylvie Meis was allowed to take 100,000 euros home after 5 hours of “striking the star”. Thanks to Ron Ringguth, this became a minor matter.