The Veronica’s latest music video has sparked controversy, with an emergency service worker claiming it promotes alcohol-fuelled violence.
Jessica Origliasso, one half of the Australian pop duo, posted a teaser of the music video for their new song ‘On You Side’ to her Instagram account on Saturday.
The clip features snapshot scenes of the 31-year-old and girlfriend Ruby Rose in a pool; kissing in a bedroom; and in a bar drinking shots, where a man appears to harass Jess before Ruby slams his head into the bar and has to be held back.
Written and directed by Ruby Rose, the video is a work of fiction, but it hasn’t stopped a debate from raging about the message it could potentially be sending to fans.
The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love. And stay. . Watch the full #OnYourSide video at theveronicas.com . If you or someone you know is experiencing problems with addiction or substance abuse, please find your local support centre or network and seek assistance.
A fan who identified herself as a paramedic said she loved the video “apart from the scene where ruby rose smashes a guy’s face into a bar”.
“As a paramedic in Australia there is an epidemic of coward punches and alcohol fuled (sic) violence and I can tell you first hand the victims do not walk away with a few cuts on their face, they are usually on life support with a traumatic brain injury or die,” she wrote.