'Karen', a Danish single mother has made a YouTube film trying to find the father of her baby:
[WARNING: frank discussion of a one night stand follows]
UPDATE: Also embedded on Danish newspaper site here
Karen discusses how she met a male tourist and ended up going home with him and bringing the Danish concept of 'hygge' to life. (Wikipedia define Hygge as 'a complete absence of anything annoying, irritating, or emotionally overwhelming, and the presence of and pleasure from comforting, gentle, and soothing things.') Karen is now trying to find the man she spent the night with - hence the YouTube appeal. Karen even publishes her email address and highlights a website.
[Email email@example.com, website http://karen26.mono.net]
The Karen26 website has various photos and personal messages (which complement / extend the YouTube appeal):
However, even though the video has had over 850,000 views in just a few days, this is actually all FAKE. Danish newspaper Politken.DK has revealed that this film was paid for by Visit Denmark and Adland reveal that Karen is actually an actress called Ditte Arnth and highlight some of the other things she has appeared in here.
The view count of the Karen26 film has grown very quickly over the last few days and this is being seen as a major success in terms of view numbers (and associated social media / traditional media amplification) - but I am still not sure how this film acts as a positive driver for Danish tourism? (or is there a message here that I'm missing?)
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