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The Me Too movement has become an international movement against sexual harassment and assault, the hashtag spreading virally in October of 2017.
Though many sexual assault allegations have come against musicians over the past year, #MeToo never really touched the music industry. That being said, Urie still believes “there is still time where stuff will come out.”
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. 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.
Beginning his journey to celebrity status at the young age of 17, there were certainly times that Urie had to ask himself if he was taking advantage of his power:
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.
Urie recently pledged $1 million to support LGBT youth and is launching a non-profit human rights organization called Highest Hopes Foundation. To Paper, he states: “I like my music to be an escape from it all, but then I like to use my celebrity as a means to fight for causes I believe in.”
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