Sexism scandal surrounding Dieter Bohlen

Pop titan Dieter Bohlen causes a real scandal in “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” with a sexist sayer.

After Bohlen was suspended in the 19th season, the 68-year-old is back in the new, 20th edition of the cult casting show and sits on the jury. Shortly after the start a week and a half ago, Bohlen, who is known for his pithy sayings and always likes to offend, causes a lot of excitement.

What happened? In the show, which will be broadcast next Wednesday (January 25, 2023), Bohlen attacks the candidate Jill Lange: “Did you do anything normal? Or did you just graduate and let yourself be noodled through?”

Hearty words – and pure sexism! The 22-year-old reacted deeply hurt and showed herself in a reaction video on Instagram with a tear-stained face. “Dieter insulted me,” complains Lange.

Jill Lange Dieter Bohlen

The questionable confrontation took place several months ago when the show was being taped. Before it is broadcast, however, it is already available on RTL Plus.

Candidate took part in dome shows

The background to Bohlen’s Sager: Jill Lange is no stranger to TV – she took part in matchmaking shows like “Ex on the Beach” on RTL. In the scene in question, when asked by Bohlen why she was involved, she says: “Well, I graduated from high school and then I thought: ‘What are you doing now?’ I wanted (…) to have adventures.”

Bohlen then unpacked his sexist through noodle saying. Long answered: “Everyone can do what he wants!” Bohlen, in turn, says he doesn’t watch “such junk”.

RTL insists on broadcasting

Despite the excitement, RTL does not want to cut the scene from the show. Compared to “Bild”, the broadcaster said: “In the context of the discussion about Jill’s dating show experiences, we saw no reason to cut the dialogue from the show. Jill could have left the competition at any time if she felt unfairly treated – that but she didn’t.”