Tegan and Sara released a statement on their website criticizing this year’s Juno Awards because there’s a lack of female nominees.
“It is with tremendous respect and absolutely no judgement of each nominee’s well-deserved accomplishments that we take this moment to address the disappointing number of women nominated in many of the various categories.”
“In eight categories no women were recognized at all, and in over 12 additional categories, only one in five of the nominees included a woman. Specifically in the areas of production and engineering, it is discouraging to not see a single woman represented.”
Tegan and Sara got 3 nominations: 1 for Songwriter of the Year, Group of the Year and another for Pop Album of the Year for Love You to Death, which they thanked the Juno’s for and they added,
“The demographic breakdown of Juno nominations reflects the structural confines of our society and industry. We must do better as it sends an outdated message to the next generation about whose art and voice and message is valuable.”
You can read their full statement HERE.