A right-wing politician has called for more bare breasts in a documentary film about Denmark, claiming the sight of naked flesh will help keep extremists away. Foreign policy spokesman for the Danish People’s party, Peter Skaarup, said showing topless women in the film, which is used as part of the immigration test for foreigners, could prevent extremists from visiting the country, while promoting liberal Danish values.
“A similar documentary in Holland shows bare breasts, and I think we should follow their example,” Skaarup said in an interview with Berlingske Tidende newspaper.
“It is of course a bit tongue-in-cheek, but there is an element of seriousness to it too: by including topless bathing in a documentary about Denmark, we can highlight our open-mindedness and our rights to dress – or undress – as we please.”
Mr Skaarup added that shots of women in a state of undress would be of particular interest to those coming from fundamental societies where women are not permitted to display their sexuality.
“Topless bathing probably isn’t a common sight on Pakistani beaches, but in Denmark it is still considered quite normal. I honestly believe that by including a couple of bare breasts in the movie, extremists may have to think twice before deciding to come to Denmark,” he said.