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Danish Politician Takes His Election Campaign To Pornhub

Danish politician Joachim B. Olsen has taken his campaign to uncharted territory, advertising on the world's top adult site: Pornhub.

Yes, the former Olympic shot put silver medallist, who's been a member of the centre-right Liberal Alliance for eight years, has splashed some serious cash to get his mug plastered across raunchy videos in Denmark.

His cheeky tagline -- "Når du er færdig med at gokke, så stem på Jokke" -- roughly translates to: "When you finish wanking, vote for Jokke", according to The Copenhagen Post.

Fitting.

The ad that has the world talking. Photo: B.T. NEWS

Before you roll your eyes and tell us it's an elaborate hoax, it's not. Olsen has confirmed he is most certainly behind the controversial ad.

"Yes, it's me on Pornhub," he wrote on Facebook, and he has a pretty fascinating reason for his marketing decision.

"Half the internet is porn," he told Denmark's B.T. newspaper.

"That's where people are, so I thought it might be fun to make an ad on Pornhub."

Election campaigns are often too serious, he said by way of explanation, and room needs to be made for humour.

"There are probably many citizens tired of election posters and four weeks of being overwhelmed with political messages," he continued.

Photo: JOACHIM B. OLSEN via FACEBOOK

As expected, the ads have been met with a mixed response.

"Nothing cries 'Liberal Alliance' like a website filled with people who just want to satisfy themselves," one Twitter user said.

"It will be a long election campaign," said another.

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While Australian politicians are yet to hit the porn industry with their campaigns, they aren't adverse to advertising on gay dating app Grindr.

The Labor Party had plans to roll out ads targeting Liberal candidate Gurpal Singh, reminding voters of comments he made to SBS Radio in 2017 where he linked same-sex marriage to paedophilia.

However, these ads didn't go ahead, as Singh resigned the day after they were announced, over Facebook comments he made criticising a woman who had accused her husband of rape and abuse.

The Greens have also previously advertised on Grindr.

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