12-Year-Old Norwegian Girl Marries 37-Year-Old Man As A Child Bride

Sup Travellers?! 12-year-old Thea from Norway performed something pretty strange and controversial with her 37-year-old partner, Geir. They reportedly got married on October 11th but it wasn't actually a real wedding. It was --- an EYE OPENER!!

The wedding was fabricated for a viral marketing campaign aimed at raising awareness about the forced marriages of underage girls around the globe.

The plan was to set to mobilize Norwegians to stop Thea's wedding before the little girl made it to the altar on October 11 and the plan reportedly worked because hoards of people donated to the cause and called the police to alert them of the wedding

One in nine girls worldwide are married before they turn 15, and one in three are married before they turn 18. The group that launched the Thea campaign, Plan Norway, an offshoot of anti-child marriage organization Plan International, sought to use the fictional girl's story to highlight this issue for Norwegians.

Olaf Thommessen, national director of Plan Norway, said of the project in a post on his organization's website: "We want to show how horrible the practice of child marriage is and put it in a context that is familiar and normally associated with love, happiness and hope for the future. Many girls dream about their wedding day and this day is often referred to as one of the happiest days of their lives. But for 39,000 young girls who get married every day, their wedding day is the worst day of their life."

The idea was a bit controversial but it was all for a good cause and at the end of the day Thea and Geir didn't actually get married. So, we don't have to worry about Thea in particular but thousands of little girls around the world don't get lucky enough to just get married as PART OF A CAMPAIGN. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.