July 07, 2004 12:00am
Sex on Stage to Save the World
Source: TV 2 Nettavisen
by: Company Press Release
"The goal is to take over the entire commercial porn industry and transfer all the money to protection of the environment," Ellingsen explained... However, the Rainforest Foundation Norway is not thrilled by the way the small organization has chosen to raise money. "I can not see that this helps the work for the rainforest"...
(KRISTIANSAND/OSLO) -- As Kristopher Schau and his band Cumshots were in the middle of their concert; a young couple entered the stage, stripped and had sex.
Controversial Kristopher Schau loves to shock his audience, and few knew what was in store for them as they went to his concert at the Quart music festival. In the middle of the concert, a young couple entered the stage.
"How far are you willing to go to save the world?", asked the young man, and without much ado, the couple pulled off their clothes.
Cumshots provided the background music as the couple had intercourse right in front of the audience. A banner was raised on stage informing the audience that the couple was having sex to save the rainforest. After completing the intercourse, the couple received applause from the audience and disappeared.
For the rainforest
The young couple, Tommy Hol Ellingsen, age 28, and Leona Johansson, age 21, are members of the environmental organization "Fuck for Forest." They have sex in public in order to put focus on the rainforest.
"Today's environmentalists have become more politicians than idealists," Ellingsen said to TV 2 Nettavisen. "We want to bring forth the message with attitude."
According to the organization's website, "Fuck for Forest" are concerned youngsters, fighting to preserve the environment. We believe it is possible to use people's need for sexuality as a way to raise money for nature."
Nobody wanted the money
Last time Ellingsen and Johansson had public sex, they managed to collect Nok 100,000 (USD 14,677), but nobody wanted to take the money.
"The goal is to take over the entire commercial porn industry and transfer all the money to protection of the environment," Ellingsen explained.
However, the Rainforest Foundation Norway is not thrilled by the way the small organization has chosen to raise money.
"I can not see that this helps the work for the rainforest," said Lars Lvold, head of the Rainforest Foundation Norway, to TV 2 Nettavisen. Generally speaking, we accept donations, but if the money is coming from illegal activity, from someone who abuse the rainforest or wish to abuse our name, we say no thank-you. This may be the case here."
"We did not know of this beforehand," said Espen Thoresen, media contact of the Quart music festival, to TV 2 Nettavisen. "If we had been informed, we would not have accepted it."
No one reported the incident to the police; however, the police are not depended on anyone filing a formal complaint. If the police establish that something illegal took place, they can prosecute. According to Karl Tore Berge, operational commanding officer, it is definitely illegal to have sex on a public stage.