Prime minister Mark Rutte denies that the new VVD-ad that Monday was introduced is based on a tv spot of the EO.
The christian broadcasting company made last year a kerstspotje in which unknown Dutch people in a theater in the spotlight be put. In the NEXT commercial happens apparently the same with “hardworking Dutch people”.
Presenter Tijs van den Brink confronted Rutte in the Radio 1 program This is the day with the striking resemblance. “Be glad that if you have something good in mind that that inspires others. Our team is inspired by all sorts of examples from advertising, including that of the EO.”
Van den Brink stressed that the VVD with the close ad a very different message sets forth, namely, that in the Netherlands only counts if you work hard. Rutte could not occur in the Van den Brinks ergnernis.
“We say: it doesn’t matter what you do, it’s who you are. Even if you does nothing, you may be,” said Van den Brink. “We put people in the sun, just like you”, answered the minister-president.
Van den Brink tried the twist you have to solve by Rutte to ask in exchange for the alleged plagiarism to become a member of the EO. But that proposal hit the premier. “I’ve been a member of the VPRO,” said Rutte. “I think it’s nothing if people are members of two parties.”