Danish Politician Runs Campaign Ad On PornHub To "Be Where The Voters Are"

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A Danish politician is committed to the cause and you gotta applaud him for it. Former Olympic shot putter-turned-politician, Joachim Olsen, took an unusual route in trying to gain visibility ahead of the upcoming election in Denmark. Instead of simply creeping in between YouTube videos with paid advertisements, he's targeting people on another popular video streaming site. Olsen, a member of the center-right Liberal Alliance party, posted an ad on PornHub as a means to gain more voters.

Danish Politician Runs Campaign Ad On PornHub To "Be Where The Voters Are"
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Olsen confirmed on social media that he did indeed put up an ad on PornHub encouraging Danish voters to "vote for Jokke" -- a pun on both his nickname and a similar-sounding Danish slang term for masturbation -- after the website's visitors are done handling their business, of course. "Yes, it's me on PornHub," he confirmed on Facebook.

He spoke to DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) this past weekend explaining that, "You have to go out everywhere, and then we thought it might be fun to make an ad on Pornhub." He continued, "Half of the internet is porn. And you have to be where the voters are. Also on a porn site."

On Twitter, he took aim at his rival, Rasmus Paludan, the founder and leader of the anti-immigrant party Hardline. "There is no limit to how far I will go for the nation. If it takes an ad on the pornstar to keep Rasmus Paludan out of foreign media, I'll take one for the team," he said.

Olsen later acknowledged that he knew there would be a backlash to the ad before fully committing to posting it online. The elections are scheduled to be held on June 5th.