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Dutch TV show sparks international outrage with cannibal stunt

A Dutch TV show sparked international outrage with a cannibal stunt that sees its presenters appearing to eat each other’s fried flesh.

Two Dutch television-show hosts said they had their flesh cooked by a top chef and then dined on each other before a studio audience.

“Nothing is really that special when you’re talking about the taste of the meat,” host Dennis Storm told “But it is weird to look into the eyes of a friend when you are chewing on his belly.”

Part of Storm’s left butt cheek was carved out by a surgeon, while his co-host, Valerio Zeno, opted to have a piece of his abdomen removed, they say.

“We went to the butcher, the surgeon and the studio, then we looked at each other and just ate it,” Storm said. “The special thing is, it was his flesh, of course.”

There were no fava beans and chianti. Not even spices, just human flesh cooked medium rare.

“The chef cooked it in a frying pan with sunflower oil,” Storm said. “We didn’t add any salt or pepper because we wanted to know what it tasted like.”

They host a new show on BNN in the Netherlands called “Proefkonijnen” or, as its title translates, “Test Rabbits.”

The Sun has decided not to show scenes of the pair “eating” parts of each other.