Thomas Köppl, the mayor of Quickborn near Hamburg, was taking part in a debate on the AfD and used a screenshot of the German constitution to make his point, German newspaper Bild reported. But he had forgotten to close other, XXX-rated tabs on his Internet browser for pages with titles such as “Punishment porn videos” and “German slut punished.”
He later admitted that he had visited the sites but had an explanation to hand. The mayor said that while on holiday in South Tyrol he overheard a group of young men talking about “BDSM” — a variety of erotic practices involving bondage, dominance and sadomasochism.
“I wasn’t so up-to-date about that, which annoys me. They were mentioning the site Xhamster, and when I got to my room I wanted to get clued-up,” Köppl revealed.
However, he said the Internet was too slow to watch the videos so he had to read the Wikipedia entry on erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Gray” to get up to speed.