Brendon Urie has opened up about the #MeToo movement
Brendon Urie has often vocalised his stance on social issues, even taking firsthand action in ensuring the world is a brighter place for those who are disadvantaged.
Now, in a recent interview with Paper magazine, the Panic! At The Disco frontman has discussed the prevailing #MeToo movement, noting his support of the movement that has shed light on cyclical societal inequalities.
“I don’t think it’s over by any means. The thing that sucks that I think, is that a lot of guys don’t speak up. They don’t want to snitch and I’m like, “Motherfucker, snitch!” Those guys aren’t your friends, they’re not good people. They are doing terrible things, tell people about it. Don’t protect your friend.”
Brendon continued to discuss Harvey Weinstein’s accusations, saying that he hopes more stories in that vein come to light, bringing justice to victims who’ve gone silenced.
“When all this stuff started coming out in the film industry more and more I’m was like, Of course. Look at Harvey Weinstein he looks like a creep. That guy is so gross. Whose ass wants to be grabbed? I’m sure it’s going to keep coming out, I hope it does.”
He also reflected on his own experiences as a young adult, saying that he too has moments he looks back on in the hopes his actions weren’t interpreted maliciously.
“I even think back to times in high school where I think of a memory and it will be so embarrassing. Like I don’t know if I overstepped a boundary. I was so young and dumb and unequipped to deal with certain things. I just hope that it never came across as creepy or just totally inappropriate because that’s never where I was coming from.”
Panic! At The Disco have continued their journey to make the world a better place, launching their very of Highest Hopes Foundation, which aims to raise funds and awareness for those “who are subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation + gender identity.”
Brendon also recently pledged $1 million to support LGBQT+ youth, in a pledge to ensure schools are a safe space for young queer people.
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