Religious tv suspends presenter for posing
Vicar’s son and leading presentor on evangelical tv station EO, Arie Boomsma, has been suspended from work for three months for appearing scantily dressed in a magazine, reports ANP news service.
The photos are in a yet-to-be-published edition of the women’s glossy Linda.
‘This was a solo action by Arie and is damaging for the mission of the EO. We want the focus to be on the inner person in shows such as ’40 Dagen Zonder Seks (40 Days Without Sex)’ which Arie presents,’ EO director Arjan Lock is reported as saying.
Boomsma is said to be sorry for his action.
Last month, another EO presenter was under fire from the broadcaster’s staunchly orthodox Christian supporters after apologising to viewers for telling them that God created the world in six days.
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