When musician Kirin J Callinan lifted up his kilt and flashed the media at the 2017 Aria awards, he was not expecting the outrage that followed.
Pleading guilty at Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court this Wednesday, the 32-year-old accepted charges of wilful and obscene exposure and while no conviction was recorded the singer has been placed on a 12-month good behaviour bond.
Speaking about the moment on Channel 10’s The Project, Callinan said that what started out as something jovial in front of “a few photographers,” completely blew up the next morning.
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Despite expressing his remorse, Callinan said that some media reports of the incident were overly exaggerated.
Speaking about some “online blogs and other more established outlets” incorrectly reported that the flashing took place “several moments or multiple times.”
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Good behaviour bond and negative press aside, the controversial artist said what was most difficult about the incident was the reaction from members of his own community, describing it as “heartbreaking.”
Callinan was also dropped from the St. Jerome’s Laneway festival lineup which tours around in five Australian cities, Singapore and Auckland.
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