The Veron­i­cas ARIA Awards slammed So­phie Monk Plas­tic surgery de­nials

The West Australian - - INSIDE COVER - Jes­sica Origliasso Ruby Rose.

The Veron­i­cas’ has hit out at the ARIA Awards for snub­bing their “LGBT vis­i­bil­ity” video for On Your Side, di­rected by her girl­friend

The graphic mini-movie, which has been viewed more than 20 mil­lion times, shows the in­ti­macy between the two women while also tack­ling ad­dic­tion and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence is­sues.

Origliasso ac­cused ARIA of “ego and pol­i­tics” for not in­clud­ing the video among the 10 nom­i­nated clips con­test­ing the pub­licly voted best video award.

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

“Can’t wait for the equal­ity theme they push this year, while snub­bing the most­watched LGBT video of the year, be­cause egos+pol­i­tics,” she wrote.

ARIA re­leased a state­ment ex­plain­ing it didn’t choose the fi­nal 10.

“The nom­i­nees for the best video award are not se­lected by ARIA but by the ARIA Vot­ing Academy which is com­prised of over 670 mem­bers of the mu­sic in­dus­try, for­mer ARIA win­ners and nom­i­nees, la­bels, man­agers, pub­lish­ers, me­dia and re­tail,” a spokesper­son said, adding that ARIA had al­ways been a strong sup­porter of the Veron­i­cas’ suc­cess.

Jes­sica Origliasso and Ruby Rose steam it up in the On Your Side video.

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