- In twelve episodes, refugee Tariq Kasem headed PowNed presenter Rutger Castricum to embark on. At least, the viewer had to believe that. The twentiger says to be hired as an actor. And after the highly criticized article about the recently drowned Syrian refugee he regrets.
At the Volkskrant, 23-year-old Tariq Kasem, who ever escaped from Iraq, confessed that the series was pervaded. Initially, he worked for the transmitter with pleasure after reaching a casting agency.
He did all kinds of 'Dutch-Dutch' things like a night of bingo, walking through the PC Hooftstraat and typically eating Dutch. Everything is inadequate Dutch, while the 23-year-old refugee speaks fluently in our language.
A few days after PowNed's message about the Syrian boy of 16 who drowned in a swimming pool, Tariq wants nothing to do with the transmitter. In the piece, an editor wrote that the deceased teenager had delivered the other poolers a 'annoying day'.
Respectless, even PowNed Chairman Dominique Weesie found. Tariq is also very disappointed. 'The level has fallen to an historical low,' he believes. Although he looked forward to Rutger Castricum, the presenter for the Iraqi refugee has now fallen from his pedestal.
The boy hoped to add something positive in the discussion about integration and integration. 'But it turned out that racism was just a thing of the past. I feel used. '
According to the Volkskrant, PowNed did not want to respond to the story of Tariq.