Norwegian pop star Tooji has recently came out of the closet and made the announcement while releasing his new music video depicting sex with a called Father. Said video apparently angered the church prompting the Bishop of Oslo to release a statement against the pop star’s video.
“No matter what the video’s message might be or who the artist might be, footage of intimate scenes in front of the altar is unacceptable, and it is an abuse of the church,” he said in a Norwegian statement translated by The Huffington Post. “I was informed about the matter after they decided to rent out Frogner Church and had done the shoot. No matter what the content of the video might be, it is not acceptable to perform these types of scenes in front of the altar. It is a misuse of the holy room of the church.” [s]
First, I’ve to say that I really loved the lyrics of the song and the melody’s pretty catchy especially the chorus.
As for the music video, it is indeed a wee bit provocative (totally NSFW) but I seriously do not have a problem with it. I loved that it’s a big FUCK YOU to the church who preach to love everyone but has problems with homosexuals. I also believe that no matter where you are – say you believe in any god – he should be with you whenever and it’s not like he’s got to have a specific place to be considered holy. Diosmio! I do not agree with the bishop. Sorry but not sorry.
I’m glad that I learned about Tooji and is totally in his bandwagon supporting his advocacy for equal rights.