Umstrittener Satiriker Böhmermann erhält Fernsehpreis für "ZDF Magazin Royale"

15 Sep. 2021 15:40

The entertainer Jan Böhmermann received one of the most important German television awards for his broadcast on ZDF on Tuesday. Most recently, he repeatedly attracted attention through provocations – and last week expressed a strange understanding of freedom of expression.

The TV presenter and satirist Jan Böhmermann won the German TV Prize for his format ZDF Magazin Royale get like that world reported. The 40-year-old will be honored in the “Best Book of Entertainment” category, as a jury announced on Tuesday in Cologne. In the team with Böhmermann, Hanna Herbst and Markus Hennig received the award for the texts and the script of the show.

Böhmermann’s show also received a prize in the “Best Entertainment Equipment” category. Michael König (set design) and Kaja Manenbach (production designer) were awarded for their work on the show. Böhmermann did not comment directly on his award until Wednesday.

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Böhmermann revealed a strange understanding of freedom of speech last week in a discussion with, among others, the TV presenter Markus Lanz. The dropout (history, sociology and theater, film and television studies) chatted about “so people[n] like Hendrik Streeck and Alexander Kekulé. Where you really say technically, that’s not a good idea. “

He commented directly on Lanz’s guest selection:

“There are opinions that are essentially so saturated with misanthropy […] or so that I sometimes wonder why some people are sitting with you, Markus. “

But Jan Böhmermann is not popular with everyone. This is how old entertainer “Dirty Harry” Harald Schmidt expressed himself in 2019 Stuttgart newspaper about him:

“I knew early on that Böhmermann would never make it as a moderator. But I also knew that he would go very far as a riot box.”

A “humiliating poem” by Böhmermann about the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan triggered a diplomatic scandal between the Federal Republic and Turkey in 2016.

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