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Hot Or Hoax: Clayton Pettet's #ArtSchoolStoleMyVirginity Show Not Exactly What It Seemed

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Updated 04/9/2014 9:40am
Hot Or Hoax: Clayton Pettet's #ArtSchoolStoleMyVirginity Show Not Exactly What It Seemed
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Ben Patton Senior Manager @CincyBen Last year, Clayton Pettet was making headlines for an art show in which he would lose his virginity to a male participant in front of a live audience. The show was titled Art School Stole My Virginity and the gay teen was to engage in anal sex…live on stage. SAY WHAT?! On April 2, 120 people packed into the performance space at BBC London headquarters to see the 19-year-old student do the deed, but rather than see Clayton lose his virginity – in the traditional way – Pettet had each audience member slide a banana in his mouth.
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Confused? Read on. Dazed spoke with an audience member who summarized their experience as follows: The booth was very, very small. I crouched to get in. Pettet was sat inside, still in his pants, with two piles of bananas in front of him. "I am your anal virgin," he said. "You are my partner. Pick up a banana." I immediately started to panic: penetrating a 19-year-old was not on my to-do list tonight, even if it's with a piece of fruit. "Now penetrate with my mouth eight times." I gratefully slid the banana into Pettet's mouth as he stared me down. Then he took the banana out of my hand, snapped it in two and told me to leave.
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Clayton also spoke to Dazed and tried to help clear the air around his show that is now being called a hoax and publicity stunt. "I’ve always said I didn’t believe in virginity, so it kind of defeats the point if I’d actually lost my virginity for my art show! It was always about me stealing the word ‘virginity,’ rather than having it stolen from me. That’s why I pushed the date back about 75 times. Because of the press the piece got, galleries assumed I was going to trick them and do what everyone thought I was going to do. But I’m not going to give what everyone wants, it’s not the point." So, hard to say whether or not Clayton pulled the wool over our eyes or if it was just a very big misinterpretation of a clever art student’s intentions.

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