As a rule of thumb, I stay clear of Dutch TV celebrity world. It is, after all, as unimportant yet as self-important as you’d expect.
But there’s one call I’ll make. For a long time, I have been saying that there’s one Dutch celebrity in particular I do not trust: Paul de Leeuw.
Call it physiognomy, but something about him, maybe his beady eyes, screams ‘keep your children away from this man.’
This is, of course, an entirely unsubstantiated accusation.
Yet suspicion only increases when you learn that, yes, Paul is a gay man. Gays are much more often into nasty sexual stuff, notably pedophilia, than are heterosexuals. But still, that is no ground for an accusation. Another Dutch celebrity, Gordon, is also gay, and I find him a funny man whom I would not keep my children away from. So, no reason to post my suspicions on this blog.
That is, until a friend sent me this.
It’s an old video of Paul de Leeuw’s early days on TV. Watch it. Or, if you don’t have the stomach, look at this still and imagine 4 minutes of that, on stage, in front of an audience, on national television. Paul is slobbering all over this kid, same way a drunken hollywood celebrity sometimes slobbers all over an attractive female interviewer.
It’s as much a smoking gun as you can expect. No wonder the clip was deleted from Youtube. Watching it, there is no doubt in my mind that Paul de Leeuw is attracted to young boys, this one in particular.
The brazenness of it all is amazing yet typical. It’s a classic example of a pedophile hiding in plain sight.
Now, please note that I have no idea whether de Leeuw has acted on his impulse, whether he has actually molested children. I do not know if he is the Dutch Jimmy Saville, I really hope he is not. All I can say is that his sexual attraction to boys is observably there.
One might argue that, well, what can Paul de Leeuw help it if he is genetically wired to be attracted to young boys? To which I say: perhaps a lion can’t help wanting to kill children when he is hungry. Does not mean I am not going to keep my children as far away from the lion as possible.
At any rate, an entertainment industry that keeps giving a platform to such a man has lost its credibility. Also, I will keep my children as far away from Paul de Leeuw as possible.