Kuba Wojewódzki

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Kuba Wojewódzki
Kuba Wojewódzki (2018).jpg
Kuba Wojewódzki, 2018
Birth nameJakub Władysław Wojewódzki
Born (1963-08-02) 2 August 1963 (age 57)
Koszalin, Poland
Mediumtelevision, radio, press
NationalityPolish
Years active2002-present
GenresSocial satire, talk show
Websitekuba.tvn.pl

Jakub Władysław Wojewódzki known as Kuba Wojewódzki (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkuba vɔjɛˈvut͡skʲi]; born 2 August 1963 in Koszalin, Poland) is a Polish journalist, TV personality, drummer, and comedian.

Career[edit]

Wojewódzki was a judge on the Polish Idol. He also was the Polish representative on the World Idol on 25 December 2003.

In the 1980s, he was a member of punk bands called System and New Dada. Currently, he is a drummer in the band called Klatu.

Since 2006, he has been working for TVN.

He has his own TV show called Kuba Wojewódzki and is a judge on Mam talent!, the Polish edition of Britain's got talent and since 2011 also on X-Factor.

Controversy[edit]

He was criticized for being extremely harsh on X Factor contestants and for making racist comments. While translating for Nigerian-born auditionee John James Egwu who spoke limited Polish, he claimed that contestant had answered "I married a white woman and then ate her" when asked what he was doing in Poland, and mistranslated "I studied here" as "She was a bit gristly." Wojewódzki then encouraged the audience to laugh at the contestant.[1]

In his talk show, he explores numerous controversial issues. On one of his shows (aired on 25 March 2008), a cartoonist Marek Raczkowski inserted the Polish flag into dog faeces, in the protest against littering public places and criticizing owners who do not clean after their pets. He tried to send a message that other nations are more responsible in that matter. The incident was widely discussed by the media.[2] On his morning radio show for radio Eska Rock, in June 2011, he said that perhaps there should be "a national register of negroes"[3] and stated that that day's show was sponsored by the Warsaw branch of the Ku Klux Klan. His comments were condemned by members of ethnic minorities in Poland.[4] The radio station was fined 50,000 zloty and Wojewódzki's comments were described in the report of the radio authorities (Krajowa Rada Radiofonii i Telewizji) as being "unambiguously racist" ("jednoznacznie rasistowskie").[5]

In October, 2013, Wojewódzki claimed to be hurt by an unknown assaulter who burned his face and neck with acid.[6] As revealed later by the police, the fluid was not acid, it was a non-corrosive substance.[7][8]

TV Show[edit]

Years TV Show Series Television
2002–2003, 2005 Idol I-II,IV Polsat
2003 World Idol - Polsat
2002-2006 Kuba Wojewódzki - Polsat
2006–present Kuba Wojewódzki - TVN
2007 Taniec z gwiazdami
(Polish version Dancing with the stars)
'Best Of' episode TVN
2008–2010 Mam talent! I-III TVN
2011–present X-Factor I-present TVN

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ed Wight's Column Archived 2011-09-14 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ U Wojewódzkiego: polska flaga w psiej kupie. Jest protest! (On the Wojewódzki show, the Polish flag lands in dog poop. Outrage ensues!) (pl)
  3. ^ Eska Rock ukarana za żarty z "Murzyna", TVN24, the phrase used was "krajowy rejestr Murzynów"
  4. ^ Wojciech Karpieszuk, Kuba Wojewódzki straci pracę? Za chamstwo i rasizm Gazeta.pl 2011
  5. ^ Wojewódzki "jednoznacznie rasistowski". Będzie kara, Gazeta.pl
  6. ^ "Známého polského kritika církve polili kyselinou" (in Czech). novinky.cz. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ UJAWNIAMY: Kuba Wojewódzki oblany zupełnie niegroźną substancją
  8. ^ Piotr Halicki, Są wyniki badań cieczy, którą oblano Wojewódzkiego 25 paź 2013

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