Comedian Richard Groenendijk dare not hand in hand to walk in the street with his friend.
He tells Saturday in an interview with The Telegraph. “I think that’s very, very,” says the comedian. “But certainly, in certain neighborhoods in Rotterdam, you get problems.”
Groenendijk (45) is ashamed of especially if he has letters of young gay boys him as an example. “Then I think: I am not a good example, I’d have to be ashamed of.”
The comedian is once beaten, twenty years ago. “But that was just. An uncle of a friend said, very sweet meant: if it potenrammerij had been, they had at least a reason!”
Receives the comedian, who last year stopped using social media, a lot of threats and haatberichten. “I am being verbally abused on the internet: teringflikker, that work. Very violent sometimes. It’s never about the box. It is always that annoying cousin, who aandachtsgeile gay. Always refer to your orientation.”
Groenendijk thinks it strange when he hears that visitors are irritated by the fact that he sometimes tells about his life as a homosexual. “Do you think someone ever Youp (van ‘t Hek, ed.) says: say to Youp, not all the time about women because that you are heterosexual, we know that now!”