The EU has discovered an unpleasant fact about human nature: sex sells, propaganda doesn't.
BRUSSELS, Belgium-the European Commission launched its own channel on YouTube last week saying it wanted to spread messages about topics such as climate change and human rights. But the video clip scoring the most hits by a large margin features nudity, dim lighting and some heavy breathing.
EU officials said the 44-second clip of sex scenes showcases the strong emotions featured in European films, but the sexual content has raised concerns among some European Union lawmakers.
The clip-titled "Film Lovers Will Love This!"-has been viewed more than 280,000 times, while the next most popular video on the EUTube channel-a humanitarian aid clip called "Reaching out to lend a hand"-has fewer than 30,000 views. Maybe if they combined the two-they could show how heavy breathing contributes to global warming, for example. God knows nothing else seems to be working.