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Hedley Fans Target Tattoo Artist After She Offered to Cover Up Band Art for Free

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Emma Prestwich, writing for HuffPost:

    A Toronto tattoo artist says she is weary of the backlash after she offered to cover up tattoos related to B.C. band Hedley for free. […] “I’m just a tattoo artist who wanted to do a nice thing, and it is incredibly overwhelming fielding all the anger.”

    People have accused her of trying to get attention for her business, taking advantage of a “shitty situation,” and criticized her for believing anonymous accusations.

  2. shawnhyphenray


    This is the first I'm hearing about these allegation and that's all I'm going to say.
  3. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Pretty sick of band fans attacking everyone involved in these situations, ranging from the victims to people like this who try and support people impacted. If a small business owner wants to give up income to help people do this, that's their business. The tribalism is so inexplicable to me.
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  4. Arry

    it was all a dream Prestigious

    stan culture can get very toxic. how can you defend this band when he's admitted it. it's terrible how they're treating this woman.
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  5. tyramail

    Trusted Supporter

    People are garbage.
  6. Honeymagnolia

    Regular Supporter

    Wow. I used to liked one of these guys songs. Can't even remember which one but sheesh such garbage people obviously.
  7. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    Wtf? this is truly wild. why would anyone even have a problem with this?!

    I heard of other artist too doing this for brand new tattoos.
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  8. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Supporter

    @Jason Tate why is this user in every single thread about allegations?
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  9. tdlyon

    Most Dope Supporter

    I literally had never heard of this band until the allegations... is that normal if I'm American? Apparently they're massive
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  10. personalmaps

    citrus & cinnamon Prestigious

    Y’know, sometimes it’s okay to say nothing if you have nothing to add!

    Anyway, sucks for this artist. It’s still a very nice service to offer and I hope if anyone wants a cover-up, they’re able to get in and get it done.
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  11. shawnhyphenray


    Umm all I said is that this is the first I’ve heard about this...
    And I’m commenting on this one specifically because I was a fan of the band when I was younger
  12. shawnhyphenray


    Their first album got pretty popular in the US, but nothing really after that but yes they’re huge in Canada
  13. SuNDaYSTaR


    This is a very relevant and important statement, thank you.
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  14. oldjersey

    Pro Podcaster Supporter

    I feel like he has denied it though? Right? I was just looking at his twitter and it seems like he isn't accepting ANY responsibility. Maybe I misread it though.
  15. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    He released a statement through his lawyer denying the rape accusations.
  16. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    They're definitely a prime example of how some bands can be huge in Canada while not anywhere else (Marianas Trench and Matthew Good (Band) are other examples that come to mind). Never could stand Hedley's music or public personas.
  17. SuNDaYSTaR


    I stand by everything you said, especially that last part.

    I also think Billy Talent should be added to that list; they can't even fill dive bars in the States.
  18. Analog Drummer


    They’re popular in other non US countries
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  19. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    I'd considered including them too, but wasn't as sure how they draw outside of Canada.

    Cancer Bats are the rare example of the opposite, a band that seems to kill outside of Canada, especially in the UK, but doesn't get too much attention here (glad to see their Hail Destroyer 10-year shows in Toronto are finally selling out having been on sale for a few months).
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  20. SuNDaYSTaR


    Yeah, they've headlined festivals and such in Europe.
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