Topless Protester Who Interrupted Avril Lavigne Faces Criminal Charge

A Canadian activist is going through a legal cost after storming the stage at this week’s Juno Awards and interrupting a speech by Avril Lavigne — however she’s standing firmly behind the stunt in her newest remarks.

Casey “Ever” Hatherly was topless at Monday’s ceremony in Edmonton when she climbed subsequent to the singer-songwriter, who was introducing musician AP Dhillon on the time. The Vancouver resident had phrases like “land again” and “cease logging previous development now” written on her torso and arms, with pasties masking her nipples. She was finally eliminated by safety and arrested.

On Wednesday, Hatherly appeared in an Edmonton courtroom on a cost of mischief earlier than talking to the press outdoors. The activist mentioned she belongs to an environmental advocacy group referred to as On to Ottawa and that she was protesting improvement on pure land in Ontario province.

The Juno Awards, now of their 53rd 12 months, are the Canadian equal of the Grammys.

In her remarks to journalists, Hatherly remained unapologetic.

“I do know that I’ve an unimaginable quantity of privilege, and it’s my absolute privilege to face up and battle for one thing that I consider in,” she mentioned. “One of the simplest ways that I can do that’s by taking part in the playing cards that I’m dealt. I’ve white privilege, I’ve good titties and an enormous ass, so I received the eye that On to Ottawa wants.”

On the ceremony, Lavigne gave the impression to be caught off guard by Hatherly’s sudden look on the stage however maintained her composure.

“Get the fuck off,” the eight-time Grammy nominee informed Hatherly, laughing. “Get the fuck off, bitch.”

Lavigne went on to joke concerning the incident later within the present as she accepted a “fan selection” award, in addition to on social media.