This is an amazing story. This video went viral and shows an attractive Danish woman who used YouTube (and other sites) to look for the father of her baby boy (“August”) after a drunken one-night stand in Denmark. It now appears that she is actually an actress named Ditte Arnth Jorgensen and the video was a publicity stunt to get people to come to Denmark – apparently by highlighting the availability of drunken one-night stands with beautiful blond Danish girls.
The video has approached one million hits — so if true the ad geniuses succeeded at least on the level of exposure.
On the video, the mother explains that she is trying to find August’s father but “I don’t remember where you’re from, I don’t even remember your name. We ended up having sex … the next morning when I woke up, you were gone.”
What is astonishing is that the actress posts responses to concerned viewers like “I’m really overwhelmed and touched by all your nice comments and support from all over the world. It gives me hope that August’s father will see the video.”
Ms Jorgensen has not confirmed that VisitDenmark hired her in the hoax.
It is a perfectly horrible idea for a stunt — whether or not it was a tourist pitch. It mocks the plight of single mothers and uses their situation as the subject for a prank.
The Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet has exposed what it says was as setup using an actress. The Danish tourism authority VisitDenmark has been accused of using tax money for the stunt. While I cannot believe that this agency would do something so patently stupid and juvenile, I sincerely hope that (if the allegations are proven) the next video is a group of former Danist tourism officials looking for work.
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