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Denmark's Parliament Tried to Engage the Youth Vote with Blowjobs and Decapitated Hipsters

In an attempt to boost this year's voter turnout, Denmark’s parliament opted to combat youthful voting apathy by giving the kids what they love—a raging steroid freak who decapitates hipsters and literally punches women into voting booths.

Denmark’s voting turnout for the 2009 EU elections was around 60 percent. Which isn’t half bad—turnout for the 2012 US presidential elections was 57.5 percent—but still, there’s always room for improvement. In an attempt to boost this year's numbers, Denmark’s parliament opted to combat youthful voting apathy by giving the kids what they love—a raging steroid freak who decapitates hipsters and literally punches women into voting booths.

Yesterday, Voteman was born. Briefly, the universe allowed him to exist.

The cartoon starts with Voteman getting blown by a group of four beautiful cartoon women when his phone rings. The voice on the other end of the line tells him there's a vote happening, and his lazy countrymen need his help. He smacks them away and rides two dolphins—his feet lodged firmly in their blowholes—away from his island's underground lair. After reaching mainland he goes on to throw a bunch of ninja stars at a guy walking down the street, kick about six people in the face, headbutt a woman, and throw a couple who are having sex out of a window. All in an attempt to make people vote.

Unfortunately, this mix of sex and violence wasn’t met with much warmth by certain sections of the Danish public and the ensuing criticism saw the video removed after just 24 hours.

“Many people whose opinions I deeply respect have perceived the cartoon from the EU information center as far more serious and offensive than it was intended,” the speaker of the Folketing (the national parliament of Denmark), Mogens Lykketoft, told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet about the $50,000 animation.

“I acknowledge that in the future Folketinget as an institution has to show more caution in terms of what we put our name to," Lykketoft continued.