D.he entertainers Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf have again earned 15 minutes of free airtime on ProSieben and this time used them to highlight the conditions at the EU’s external borders. In the documentary “A short story of Moria” on Wednesday, at prime time, a refugee from Afghanistan described for a quarter of an hour the adverse conditions under which he came to Europe and the unworthy conditions he encountered.
In a video call, the young man told of the catastrophic conditions in the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, which has since been destroyed in a fire. The footage also featured tear gas deployments by the Greek police and many crying children. “Take care of this mess,” the man appealed.
It was on the verge of bearable to see this, said Joko and Klaas at the beginning of the program and warned against watching the following minutes with children.
In their program “Joko & Klaas Live”, the two entertainers repeatedly deal with socially relevant topics. For example, they once threw the spotlight on sexual assaults against women with the fictional exhibition “Men’s Worlds” or recently organized a kind of conspiracy quiz in the style of a call-in-show.
The moderators had earned the free airtime in the show “Joko & Klaas versus ProSieben”, which was broadcast on Tuesday but was recorded a month ago, in which they compete against their employer in several competitions.
Immediately after the recording four weeks ago, they had already decided to dedicate the gained airtime to Moria and made numerous contacts there. “We want everyone to know what is happening at the EU’s external border.”