David Hasselhoff to Co-Keynote Internet Security Conference in Berlin (Video)
David Hasselhoff, most recently seen palling around with Kid Cudi at Coachella, will appear in Berlin on May 6 to keynote the re:publica conference dedicated to Internet privacy.
Mikko Hypponen, of leading Finnish security company F-Secure, will join the Hoff to discuss what the conference is calling “the defining issues of today”: digital freedom and privacy.
Hasselhoff was chosen for the honor both to mark the 25th anniversary of his singing “Looking for Freedom” in front of a crowd estimated at more than 500,000, just prior to the Berlin Wall being torn down in November 1989, and his unfortunate incident with the infamous “cheeseburger” viral video, which had him crawling around in an apparent drunken stupor looking for something to eat.
Last April, Hasselhoff performed “Looking for Freedom” at the site of the Berlin Wall again, this time protesting developers’ plans to tear down the memorial there for a new retail complex.
Hasselhoff will host a National Geographic special in November to mark the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down.
The Internet responded to news of Hasselhoff’s upcoming keynote speech at re:publica with one of those viral “Downfall” or “Hitler Finds Out” videos, created from the 2004 German WWII drama Der Untergang, featuring Bruno Ganz as der Fuehrer.