A young radio journalist in Denmark has sparked public outrage and alarm after she recorded an interview while having sex at a swingers club, which was later broadcast on-air.
Louise Fischer, a journalist for Denmark's Radio 4, had been covering the reopening of swingers clubs after the country loosened its COVID-19 restrictions earlier this year.
The story, which first aired in March, subsequently went viral on social media after listeners heard Fischer audibly moaning during her interview with a male guest.
Speaking to German news outlet Bild, Fischer said the broadcast had received mixed reviews, although the majority thought it was a "brave and cool" journalistic endeavour.
"Others think that I've crossed a line," she told Bild. "My mother just thinks it's funny and laughs, my father thought it was really cool. I enjoyed it."
She admitted the sex wasn't "the best", but described the men at the club as "polite and considerate".
Fischer argued it's part of her job as a journalist to "give an insight into a world that not everyone has access to".
Fischer's programme director at Radio 4, Tina Kragelund, has praised the employee for "experimenting" and "doing journalism differently".
The station shared the clip on Twitter with the caption: "Radio4 was present when the swinger clubs had to reopen. Warning: It got hot and wet for both our reporter and the guests."
Fischer told the outlet she would consider reporting on a similar story with a camera present, but would not get personally involved.
Swingers clubs host people - colloquially known as swingers - who engage in group sex or swap sexual partners within a group setting.