The Washington Post tells us why David Hasselhoff is still a cultural icon in Germany in 2019.
The singer and actor is known for his cheesy TV shows such as Knight Rider and Baywatch, but in Germany he’s an icon for freedom and represents the reunification of the country. Why? Well, in the late 80s, the Hoff’ had a song called Looking For Freedom. Although this song had nothing to do with politics, it became an anthem for freedom within Germany. David famously performed the song in 1989 next to The Berlin Wall on New Years Eve. Just months before, East and West Germany had reunified and his song reminds many Germans of that momentous occasion.
In this video, we get to hear from Hasselhoff himself. He recalls being blown away by the response he got at the time and says that he is honoured to be a part of German history. 30 years after the reunification, the Hoff still sells out venues in Germany and is holding strong as a cultural and historical icon.
David Hasselhoff|Washington Post|Documentary
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