In a tweet posted at 3:44 pm today the cloud hanging over Hedley arising from allegations of impropriety with female fans has led the Juno organizers to remove the band from this year's televised show.
"After careful consideration of the situation and in discussions with the band, (Juno organizing body) CARAS and Hedley have decided that the band will not be performing at the 2018 JUNO Awards, the statement read and attributable to @The Juno Awards Twitter account.
The head of the Juno Awards had earlier responded in the day to allegations of inappropriate conduct with underage fans that surfaced on social media against the popular Canadian pop act.
"We are aware of the serious allegations regarding Hedley and we are following this situation very closely," Allan Reid, the president and CEO of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Juno Awards, said in a statement at that time.
The allegations first became public on Monday after a Twitter user who goes by the name of @_cndnpsycho began sharing screenshots of conversations with anonymous people who allege they are victims.
Several other social media users have since shared allegations of inappropriate conduct with underage girls – CTV News
Hedley released a separate statement via Facebook on Wednesday calling the allegations involving young fans “unsubstantiated.” The group acknowledges that “there was a time, in the past” when they engaged in “a lifestyle that incorporated certain rock ‘n’ roll cliches,” but adds “there was always a line that we would never cross.”
Read the full statement here