Danish politician Joachim B Olsen advertises on Pornhub in attempt to reach out to voters

Joachin B Olsen announced he was advertising his political campaign in a Facebook post.
Joachin B Olsen announced he was advertising his political campaign in a Facebook post. Photo credit: File and Reuters

As elections in Denmark approach, one politician has gone to extreme lengths to reach out to voters - in the form of advertising on a porn website.

Joachim B Olsen announced in a Facebook post this week he is advertising his campaign on adult website Pornhub.

Olsen has been in the country's Liberal Alliance Party since 2011, and is formerly an Olympic silver medallist for shot put.

The advertisement says, according to Danish news source BT, "When you're done wanking, vote for Jokke" (Olsen's nickname).

"Yes, I am the one who is on Pornhub," his Facebook post says.

"And no, there are not the big thoughts behind [it] - I just hope you have a good laugh."

The advertisement has been described as "bizarre" by many on social media, while others have seen the funny side.

"If I was Danish I'd vote for you," one Twitter user said.

"Nothing cries 'Liberal Alliance' as a website filled with people who just want to satisfy themselves," another wrote.

Olsen replied to one Twitter user saying there was "no limit to how far I will go for the nation".

"You have to be where your voters are," he told the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.

"I have received a very positive response to it."

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