Sunday 25 August 2019

Danish candidate bids for election on porn website

Joachim B. Olsen admitted: ‘Yes, it’s me on Pornhub.’

Joachim B. Olsen is a member of the centre-right Liberal Alliance (Yui Mok/PA)
Joachim B. Olsen is a member of the centre-right Liberal Alliance (Yui Mok/PA)

By Associated Press reporter

While most of the candidates for Denmark’s general election are making good use of the internet, posting their promises on websites and social media, one has gone a step further.

Joachim B. Olsen, an Olympic shot put silver medallist who has been a member of the centre-right Liberal Alliance in the Folketing since 2011, placed a promotion bearing the party logo and encouraging people to vote for him on one of the world’s most popular adult websites, Pornhub.

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Joachim B. Olsen admitted: “Yes, it’s me on Pornhub”. (Facebook/Joachim B. Olsen)

On his official Facebook profile, Olsen confirmed he was responsible for the advert, saying: “Yes, it’s me on Pornhub.”

Olsen told Denmark’s BT newspaper Sunday that “election campaigns are serious … but there must also be some humour”.

The June 5 elections are being held on schedule at the end of the parliament’s four-year term.

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