Viewers laugh at live scenes from Essen

In prime time, RTL is dedicated to the death of Jesus Christ – with Alexander Klaws as Savior and Thomas Gottschalk as narrator. The unusual format of the heart of the Ruhr was not well received by everyone.

Essen at the center of German television, that doesn’t happen every day either. And then Wednesday evening: In prime time, RTL broadcast “The Passion” as a TV event in the middle of Essen’s city center – the death and resurrection of Christ sparked mockery and mockery on social media , probably also because of the scenery of the Ruhr area.

RTL had lured viewers into the evening with a pan of top-notch stars: Former ‘Deutschland sucht den Superstar’ winner Alexander Klaws impersonated Jesus personally, the Judas who betrayed him was actor ‘Bergdoktor’ Mark Keller.

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And as the narrator of the show, which was produced with great effort, Thomas Gottschalk was engaged. And yet, on social networks, it was above all the unusual decor, the main stage in front of Essen Cathedral, which was the dominant theme – and not necessarily exclusively positive, but above all malevolent.

Some Twitter users imagined the planning of this unusual TV event as crazy:

RTL’s decision to broadcast some of the scenes from the Jesus story in the city’s commercial center was also extremely curious. A modern touch that might have been too good:

However, the bold idea met with some users’ goodwill – or at least the respect for having sent everything like this:

In total, Wednesday night – at least on Twitter – the number of users who had a lot of fun with the show predominated, but because of the absurd situation, as these posts show:

The fact that singer Gil Ofarim, accused of defamation by the Leipzig public prosecutor’s office after an alleged anti-Semitism scandal, also appeared on the show, upset several internet users:

The show conquered Twitter trends on the platform in the evening – that is to say: we only talked about “The Passion” Thursday evening on social networks. But is this program really a blessing for RTL? This will appear in the notes at the latest.

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