Controversial “pick-up artist” Julien Blanc, who has just been deported from Australia and is currently denied entry to the UK, can relax knowing he is more than welcome in Iceland. For those who don’t know, Blanc is one of those guys who earn thousands coaching other men how to approach women. According to the petition to stop him entering the UK, “Blanc’s misogynistic ‘pick up techniques’ directly exploit vulnerable men who buy into rape culture and end up believing that this is an appropriate way to behave.” There have been similar petitions against him in Brazil and South Korea. Icelandic comedian Hugleikur Dagsson, however, feels that banning Blanc from Iceland “would make a martyr of him” and send the wrong message. “If we deny him entry, he’ll brag about it on Twitter and probably get loads of retweets from a sad army of brain dead, semen-reeking, backwards-baseball-cap-wearing humanoids,” he wrote on his Facebook page. Instead, he has proposed that not only should Blanc be welcome in Iceland, he should be hit on by every man he meets.
“Chauvinists like this creature are almost without exception homophobic. They fear nothing more than someone treating them like they treat women,” he wrote. “I say we hit on Julien Blanc. Every single one of us.” Dagsson is hoping that is Blanc is subjected to constant sexual harassment from men he will “feel like the one thing he most despises. Let’s make him feel like a chick.”