The short athlete Mathias Mester took third place on “Let’s Dance”, which led to malicious comments on the net. Mester’s good friend Martin Rütter now wants to take criminal action against a woman.

“I can stand it when I’m criticized. It’s not always nice, but it’s part of the process. But defamation, discrimination, that’s just not acceptable.” The moderator, dog expert and entertainer Martin Rütter has taken on a serious topic for a video on Facebook – and moves people with his minute-long, passionate monologue. It’s about hate and insults on the net – but not against his person, but against a friend.

The short athlete Mathias Mester, a good friend of Rütter, took part in the current season of the TV show “Let’s Dance” and took third place there. That could be appreciated, but one viewer seemed to take issue with someone with a disability doing so well on the show. She was adamant that the former track and field athlete’s dance partner must have been an ordeal to work with and that Mester only got this far because the jury gave him pity points. She also calls him “cripple”. Everything – it must be said – subterranean allegations.

Martin Rütter defends a good friend from hate comments

In order to point out these level insults to his friend, Rütter also mentions the name of the woman in his video who wrote all these things on the net. He also reports: “Then I called her because it wasn’t that difficult to find out her phone number.” He would have asked “why was she so angry”. However, the woman did not get involved in the conversation, but brushed Rütter off directly. Also, when a lawyer later contacted her, she suddenly didn’t seem as communicative as she had previously in her online comments. Rütter announced that she would take legal action against her statements.

“Honestly, we’re not in a society where we should accept that someone is discriminated against because of their skin color, their gender, their sexual orientation, whatever, it just doesn’t work like that!” And that’s how numerous people who left comments on Facebook under the post see it: “Very strong post, Martin,” writes someone. Or: “You are using your celebrity for a good cause, please keep it up!”

What: Facebook