Entertainment The Veronicas singer accuses ARIA Awards of homophobia over nomination snub

06:06  13 october  2017
06:06  13 october  2017 Source:   9News.com.au

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One half of Aussie singing duo The Veronicas has taken a shot at the ARIA Awards , accusing the show of homophobia over a nomination snub . Jessica Origliasso, 32, who along with her identical twin sister Lisa makes up the band The Veronicas

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Jessica Origliasso, 32, who along with her identical twin sister Lisa makes up the band The Veronicas, has called out the ARIAs after their latest music video failed to receive a nod.

“GOOD MORNING EVERYONE EXCEPT THE ARIAS,” she tweeted earlier this morning.

“Nothing like having 'On Your Side' pass 20million views, tackle real issues, LGBT visibility &still not geta best vid nom by @ARIA_Official.

“Can't wait for the EQUALITY theme they push this year, while snobbing the most watched LGBT video of the year, because egos+politics.”

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The video for The Veronicas’ latest single ‘On Your Side’ has been viewed 21 million times since its release on November 16 last year.

It was written and directed by 31-year-old actress Ruby Rose, who is also Jessica’s girlfriend. The pair star in the clip together, as a fictional couple. The four-minute video deals heavily with the subjects of sexual harassment and drug addiction.

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A spokesperson for the ARIAs said it is not responsible for the video nominees, which are instead chosen by a large judging panel, and said it continues to support The Veronicas.

“The Best Video Award Nominees are not selected by ARIA but by the ARIA Voting Academy which is comprised of over 670 members of music industry of former ARIA winners and nominees, labels, managers, publishers, media, and retail,” the spokesperson told 9news.com.au.

“ARIA has been a supporter of The Veronicas’ success, inviting the duo to perform on the ARIAs stage on a many occasions, in addition to hosting our 30th Annual ARIA Awards celebrations.”

The duo hosted the awards show last year, and opened the ceremony with a performance of ‘In My Blood’. They made headlines when they entered the Star Event Centre completely topless, their breasts and torsos covered in red body glitter, and wearing skin tight leather pants.

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At the time Jessica took to Instagram to say how thrilled she was with the opportunity to host the show.

“It was an honour to host the ARIAS 30th awards in Sydney, last night!” she wrote.

The show embraced the theme of equality last year, with numerous celebrities, including Kylie Minogue, Troye Sivan and Sia speaking out in support of marriage equality during their time on stage.

The ARIAs confirmed it is still a vocal supporter of marriage equality.

“ARIA has most recently showcased its support for the cause by signing the Australian Marriage Equality Open Letter of Support along with over 700 other corporate entities,” the spokesperson said.

The ‘On Your Side’ music video was the only video for which The Veronicas would have been eligible for a nomination, having not released any others since October last year. Their only 2017 single, 'The Only High', did not receive a nomination either.

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