10 February 2010
Good old viral: Danish mother looking for tourists.
Well, can't resist ... we all know the story by now but since I just heard that the rave of this viral has actually caused some people losing their jobs I found it worth posting. And I've finally found a version that's live again. Thank you Adland.tv
The video of a Danish woman begging for help to find the father of her baby is a marketing hoax concocted by the Danish government.
The video, which had received over 800,000 hits on YouTube in five days (14 sept 2009), features a young mother with a baby in her arms appealing for the father to come forward.
The woman claims the baby was the product of a drunken one-night stand.
Here goes the story:
If you’re a man who took a vacation to Copenhagen last year (early 2008), and if you’re also a man who met a women at the Custom House bar, and if that woman also took you back to her apartment shortly after you met, then you might want to sit up and pay attention to this.
Karen, 27, says that she had a one night stand 18 months ago that resulted in pregnancy. She’s now mom to baby August, and she’s turned to YouTube to help track down his dad, a vacationing foreigner whose name and home country she can’t remember.
Since the video was revealed as a hoax, YouTube has been deluged with angry comments from viewers, saying it demeans the plight of single mothers, and cheapens the reputation of Danish women.