On the 2023 Juno Awards ceremony yesterday (March 13), Avril Lavigne was interrupted by a topless, stage-crashing protestor whereas introducing a efficiency by AP Dhillon, dealing with it in a swift, albeit hilarious method
It was a memorable night time for Lavigne, whose newest album, Love Sux, was launched final 12 months, as she earned her fourth fan-voted Fan Selection Award, however this explicit ceremony supplied different lasting recollections as she shooed away an sudden visitor onstage.
The timing of the incident was about as poor as safety’s response time, serving as an unwelcome distraction as AP Dhillon, the primary Punjabi artist to ever carry out at Canada’s annual music awards present, was on the point of take the stage following Lavigne’s intro.
Sporting pink pants and an identical pink bandana, the bespectacled protestor calmly walked onstage, conveying a message by means of phrases written in marker throughout their arms, torso and again, a few of which learn, “Land Again, “The Clock Is Ticking 0745 Days Left” and “Save the Inexperienced Belt,” all in an obvious reference to a highly controversial development deal in motion in Ontario, Canada’s Greenbelt area, a protected space of farmlands, forests, wetlands and extra.
Lavigne did her greatest to brush apart the protestor and keep on along with her scripted introduction, however she finally caved and addressed the scenario immediately.
“Get the fuck off,” she says with amusing earlier than flicking the protestor’s breast, including, “Get the fuck off, bitch,” adopted by extra laughter as a safety guard then leads the stage-crasher away.
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Footage of the incident has circulated on Twitter and may be seen immediately beneath.
One Twitter consumer was taken aback by the lag in security’s response time. Most of the time, after we see anybody crash a stage, safety guards instantly swarm the particular person and take away them from the scene, however on the Juno Awards it was fairly lackadaisical.
“A topless fool walks up onstage whereas Avril Lavigne is introducing an act and safety dude meanders his approach up finally. Avril dealt with it like most Canadians would,” they wrote.