Topless protester who interrupted Avril Lavigne faces criminal prosecution
Canadian activist to face criminal charges later stage storm at the Juno Awards this week and interrupted Avril Lavigne’s speech, but in her latest appearances, she’s firmly behind the gimmick.
Casey “Ever” Hatherly was topless at Monday’s ceremony in Edmonton when she stood up next to the singer-songwriter, who was Introducing musician AP Dhillon while. The Vancouver resident had phrases such as “land back” and “stop cutting down old shoots” written on her torso and arms, and her nipples were covered with pasties. She was eventually removed by security and arrested.
Hatherley appeared in Edmonton court on Wednesday on mischief charges. Speaking To press outside. The activist said she is part of an environmental group called On to Ottawa and is protesting natural land development in Ontario.
The Juno Awards, which is 53 years old, is the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys.
In her speech to reporters, Hatherly did not apologize.
“I know I have an incredible amount of privilege and it is my absolute privilege to stand up and fight for what I believe in.” She said. “The best way to do this is to play the cards that were dealt to me. I have white privilege, perfect boobs and a huge ass, so I got the attention that On to Ottawa needs.”
At the ceremony, Lavigne seemed taken aback by Hatherly’s sudden appearance on stage, but kept her composure.
Back off, eight-time Grammy nominee. said Hatherly laughs. “Back off, bitch.”
Lavigne continued to joke about the incident later on in the show when she acceptG the Fan’s Choice Award, and in social networks.