Just a few days after the JUNO award nominations were released where Canadian band Hedley were nominated in 4 categories come haunting allegations that are taking over the Canadian Twitterverse. The entire band, including front-runner Jacob Hoggard are being outed by fans using the hashtag #outHedley2k18 for sexual assault and harassment towards fans as young as 14.
The discussion began on the platform after Twitter user @_cndnpsycho began sharing anonymous stories from fans of Hedley who were alleging that members of the band had sexually harassed and assaulted them. The conversation is also taking place through the #outHedley2k18 hashtag to support people who were sharing their stories. READ MORE
Juno Awards CEO Responds To Hedley ‘Serious’ Sexual Misconduct Allegations
The Juno Awards President and CEO is offering a response following a fan petition calling to have Hedley pulled from this year’s awards show in Vancouver over multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.
“We are aware of the serious allegations regarding Hedley and we are following this situation very closely,” says Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The Juno Awards and MusiCounts, in a statement to ET Canada. READ MORE
Fans Urge Junos to Drop Hedley as Sexual Misconduct Allegations Surface on Twitter
Long-running Canadian pop group Hedley have been nominated for four Junos and are also scheduled to perform at the awards ceremony in Vancouver on March 25, but many music fans are calling for the band’s performance to be cancelled after allegations of sexual misconduct have surfaced online.
The hashtag #outHedley2k18 has surfaced on Twitter, with multiple people accusing members of the band of acting inappropriately with them. Some stories include allegations of the group preying on girls as young as 14.