MP falls head first into open-blouse controversy with sex actress.
A member of Denmark's Parliament said he made the wrong
decision when he licked the breasts of an actress while being filmed by
state television. The incident is to be screened this week. It took
place when Mr Peder Sass was being interviewed about young people's
drinking habits. Mr Sass is the governing Social Democratic Party's
spokesman on youth issues. The interview was conducted in the parliament
building by state television channel DR2's Inside monthly
programme. The programme is known for placing lawmakers in unusual
situations and the team for this interview included Ms Dina Jewel, a
sex-film actress. When programme interviewer Mr Christian Schou asked Mr
Sass if he wanted to try a "body tequila", Mr Sass agreed. Ms
Jewel then tore open her blouse and put salt, which one is supposed to
lick before downing tequila, between her breasts. "It happened so
fast. I didn't catch the word `body'," Mr Sass said.
"I regret I didn't ask what it was all about." But he did
go ahead with the stunt. "It was a question of whether to back out
or go through with it. I chose the latter," he said. "When the
scene was over we talked seriously about young people's alcohol
habits." Reaction from other Danish politicians has been
disapproving, but conservatively phrased. Deputy parliament speaker Mr
Birte Weiss called the stunt "inappropriate". The Inside show
has angered Parliament members before with its contrivances. in one
show, a fake attack on a passerby was staged in front of MPs.