'Stranger Things' star to 'dance with penguins' after latest Twitter challenge goes viral

Press release - 23 January, 2018
London, 23 January 2018 - 'Stranger Things' star David Harbour is set to 'dance with penguins' in the Antarctic after the actor's latest Twitter challenge went viral yesterday.

'Stranger Things' star David Harbour tweeted his latest Twitter challenge at Greenpeace yesterday, asking if Greenpeace would take him somewhere he could dance with penguins.

Following a series of escalating Twitter challenges, the actor's challenge was set this time at 200,000 retweets. In just five hours, David reached the target. Our response: “Get your thermals.”

Frida Bengtsson, speaking from on board Greenpeace’s Protect the Antarctic expedition on the Arctic Sunrise, said:

‘We challenged. And he delivered. David Harbour, get your thermals because we are taking you to dance with penguins and help us create the biggest protected area on Earth: an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.’



Greenpeace is in the Antarctic campaigning for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary covering 1.8 million square kilometres. The proposal has been submitted by the EU and backed by the German Government. It will be considered when the Antarctic Ocean Commission next convenes, in October 2018.

Greenpeace’s Antarctic expedition will run for three months from January to early April 2018.

For more information on the expedition, see here: http://act.gp/2G74Vtr

For images of Greenpeace’s ship the Arctic Sunrise, see: http://act.gp/2G980ZS

Official site: http://act.gp/2G55bsR

Frida Bengtsson is a senior oceans campaigner at Greenpeace Nordic, she is leading Greenpeace’s new Protect the Antarctic campaign.


Luke Massey, Communications, Greenpeace UK, +44 (0)7973 873 155,

Greenpeace International Press Desk, +31 (0)20 718 2470 (available 24 hours),