Columnist Özcan Akyol thinks that irony as a trope is dead. “I’m not the first person that finds it.”
That says Akyol in an interview in the AD, the newspaper where he on Saturday a fixed column. Last Saturday he wrote on the place “disappointed” in the composition of the Top 2000.
The column of Akyol was to own say ironically intended. “Everyone still remembers how Tarkan Western Europe conquered with his masterful and timeless song: Kiss, Kiss. That Tarkan is now not in the main music list of our country is included, reeks of wanton opposition, concocted in the headquarters of the NPO” he wrote.
“However, it may be pointed out that the list is compiled by listeners of NPO Radio 2, and that the whole concept is in fact a democratic phenomenon, but that does not mean that the participants are blind for all the beautiful oriental pop music.”
‘Drammen of the diversiteitspropaganda’
The intent of his piece was to make a point about the “drammen of the diversiteitspropaganda,” says the writer.
That is the irony, not everyone was understood, Akyol no big surprise. “I hate all the comments. But I notice now that about 30 percent of the people the irony is recognized and 70 per cent just about to roar. I didn’t think that distribution would be so; it is very on top of that, the irony.”