- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
This could very well be the worst tourist advertisement ever produced. In what looks like a home-made YouTube video, a young Danish woman appeals to the father of "August," a newborn baby conceived in a one-night-stand with a foreign tourist. The woman is actually an actress and the video was produced by the Danish tourist board, which has since removed it from their site after complaints that they were depicting Danes as promiscuous.
Believe me, I get what they’re trying to sell, and they’re hardly the first country to use the promise of vacation sex (admiittedly it’s usely slightly more subtle) as a selling point. But did anyone really think this painfully awkward 2 1/2 minute monologue would be enticing to anyone? Then again, this is the country that produced Lars Von Trier, so you never know.