Thomas Blachman, award-winning jazz musician and judge on the local edition of The X Factor, has a new show on Denmark's public service TV station that's a lot like his other show. Except instead of passing judgement on aspiring pop singers, Blachman and a co-host critique the naked bodies of random women.
The talk show, simply called Blachman (in lieu of the far more obvious X-Rated Factor), premiered last month on DR2 to widespread outrage from residents who aren't quite on board with public funds being used to finance a glorified prime-time strip-show.
But Blachman, who lives in New York, doesn't quite understand what all the fuss is about.
Responding to across-the-board criticism from local media outlets, Blachman called those who don't understand his genius "ungrateful," and insisted that he is merely attempting to "stir discussion about the aesthetics of the female body without allowing the conversation to become pornographic or politically correct."
For its part, the station appears to be standing by the controversial program, with one DR2 producer asking what is so wrong with a show "that reveals what men think about the female body."
[clips via DR2TV]