Origliasso fired up at ARIA snub

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THE Veron­i­cas’ Jes­sica Origliasso has hit out at the ARIA awards for snub­bing their “LGBT vis­i­bil­ity” video for On Your Side which was di­rected by ac­tor girl­friend Ruby Rose.

The pair rekin­dled their re­la­tion­ship dur­ing the shoot of the video in New Zealand last year. The graphic mini-movie not only showed the in­ti­macy be­tween the two women but also tack­led the is­sues of ad­dic­tion and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

Origliasso ac­cused ARIA of “ego and pol­i­tics” for not in­clud­ing the video among the 10 nom­i­nated clips con­test­ing the Best Video award which will be pub­licly voted.

Jess and sis­ter Lisa hosted the awards last year which strongly sup­ported the mar­riage equal­ity cam­paign be­fore it ramped up this year.

Kylie Minogue and her then fi­ance Joshua Sasse wore the “Say I Do Down Un­der” T-shirts on stage.

The Veron­i­cas singer also sug­gested ARIA would be hyp­o­crit­i­cal to in­cor­po­rate any equal­ity themes into this year’s awards on Novem­ber 28.

“Can’t wait for the EQUAL­ITY theme they push this year, while snub­bing the most watched LGBT video of the year,” she wrote.

Pic­ture: IN­STA­GRAM

Ruby Rose and Jess Origliasso

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