|Text on T-shirt: Love your Negro|
So he thought if you have a Warm Sweater day, a Redhead Day, or a woman’s day, why not have a Negro day. So Happy Negro day! But is it funny?
On his website negerdag.nl he writes. "Our motto is, 'Love your Negro', on this day everyone may act as negro. Or at least the way most people think negroes behave. So for lunch, or breakfast go to KFC, get yourself a gold teeth, don't work hard, visit your mistress before you go home and don't be ashamed for your .....
Twitter your negro adventures, the best Negro tweets will win a unique Negro day T-shirt." He offers T-shirts with slogans as 'My father is a negro', 'My mother love negroes', 'I wish I was a negro' and a cliché Negro slogan.
He received a lot of negative responses and in a poll 59% of the readers of a large newspaper said they were not amused.
I am sure he remembers the scene in one of Holland’s most popular TV shows where two Dutch female comedians showed one of their most favourite acts, the negro puppet.
In the program the women say they first planned to ride on a ostrich, but someone told them 'no', ride a on negro instead. The audiance was amused and Dutch host says, if find it very funny. I am sure Howard knows the show and the two Dutch women personally, since they are also comedians.
Check out the video.
My point is, if these scenes in a show are considered funny in the Netherlands, then a black person doesn't have to organise a Happy Negro Day for the Dutch public. So we don't need Howard Komproe, because obviously white Dutch comedians can do it themselves and have fun with it, their way.