|"I don't have to eat your liver with a nice Chianti, but it does bring out the flavor."|
Contestants on a Dutch game show are taking a cue from Silence of the Lamb baddie Hannibal Lecter by turning themselves into cannibals for the love of money!
Two male contestants on the game show Proefkonijnen (Guinea Pig) had surgery to remove muscle and tissue from their buttocks and abdomen so that the samples could be fried up and served to the other contestant. Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno both ate the disgusting piece of meat in front of a live audience for an opportunity to win big bucks. Neither contestant would say how the others' fleshy hor d'oeuvres tasted, which they ate without any sort of seasoning or condiment! The nauseating episode of the show will air soon in the Netherlands.
Lawyers for the show insist that there was nothing illegal about the outrageous stunt as cannibalism is not expressly against the law, although the television producers and presenter could run into legal difficulties. The show also insists that there is no danger in consuming human meat, as long as it is properly cooked. We'll make sure to consult our Betty Crocker's Guide to Cannibal Cooking to make sure we're preparing it properly in the future...