Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas checked in with her Twitter followers (@Jessicaveronica) earlier today, reacting to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard saying she was “on the conservative side” of same-sex marriage “because of the way our society is and how we got here.” The Brisbane pop singer writes:
Disappointed, to say the least, in our Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s views on same sex marriage. Come on Australia, it’s 2011. Let us LOVE!!
How can we be proud to stand behind a leader, who is not proud enough to stand up and fight against the legal & social stigma’s that bound us?
Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas checked in with her Twitter followers (@Jessicaveronica) on Friday (January 7), talking about former ‘Big Brother’ contestant Kenneth Tong sparking outrage for his promotion of managed anorexia on the micro blogging service. The petite pop singer writes:
Kenneth Tong is the result of an image obsessed culture. He is a sick sick man, but don’t forget the media & music & fashion industry sell us all on the same message as him, through slight less insensitive & harsh languaging, every single day. The point in this is all unacceptable. Young woman should be focused on achieving healthy minds, healthy bodies, and healthy souls. Pray for Kenneth Tong, he is obviously a very disturbed man. Let this be an example to many that it is time for change.
MTV host Ruby Rose Langenheim and girlfriend Jess Origliasso of The Veronica’s were snapped in a pub together enjoying a beer in Darlinghurst, Australia on Sunday (August 3). Check out pictures from titomedia.com.
Jess Origliasso’s MTV VJ girlfriend Ruby Rose spoke with The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, telling the publication that The Veronicas are set to take legal action against Jess’ ex for selling private topless photos of the Brisbane singer. “What has happened with those images is obviously completely illegal and there are lawyers getting involved,” Rose said. “It’s just such an upsetting situation – there is a real tall poppy situation in Australia and both Jess and Lisa deserve more support, especially from their Australian fans.”
Meanwhile, an insider says Ruby and Jess aren’t about to take their romance public anytime soon. “At the moment they are being advised not to say anything because they’re still getting their head around it themselves – it’s all been pretty crazy,” the source revealed. “But if things keep progressing between them they won’t have a problem discussing it further down the track.” Read more.
A poster at flickr uploaded an image of MTV’s Ruby Rose making out with her girlfriend Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas at a club in Australia, an image which got the snapper in trouble with the couple. ‘Alex Foureyes’ claims she had no idea who the kissing pair were, and was just taking random shots. “I don’t think they had any idea that I wasn’t actually taking a picture of them because of who they are,” Alex writes. “Jeez. What an ego. If they had simply asked me nicely I could’ve given a simple explanation and very probably would’ve handed over the roll of film.”
Update: The picture at flickr.com has since been removed, but titomedia.com captured the couple kissing again.
A thread on The Veronicas official web site forum suggested members show their support of Jess Origliasso, in the wake of a topless picture allegedly of the 23-year-old appearing online, by posting bikini pictures of themselves. This prompted Jess to throw cold water on the idea, though thanking them for their support. Jess writes:
Hey guys, Jess here.
You are all seriously the best support team of all time. I love you all so much.
But in reading this thread, I do not encourage any of you to send in photos of yourselves in support of me.
It will prompt people to write even more articles, implying that I have “encouraged” or “inspired” young girls to expose themselves, in support of me.
That is the last thing I want. You intention behind it is so sweet, and thank you for all have the courage to want to go to the extremes for me.. But im urging you to Not go ahead with the project.
Your support means so much to me, so thank you for that.
The full discussion (registration required), at board.theveronicas.com has since been removed.
Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas is allegedly the latest female celebrity to get caught with R-rated snaps surfacing on the internet. The 23-year-old from Brisbane appears to be pictured in an over the shoulder shot, with a tattoo that matches the one on Origliasso’s back. Another shot of the pair posted at Fleshbot.com shows a topless woman with the top half of her head not visible, but the image tone and setting, and the features from the nose down appear similar.
“The portrait photograph of the girl looking at the camera is obviously Jess but, although the photos appear to have similarities in style and setting, I’m confident that the girl in the topless photograph is not her,” the Warner Music publicist told Confidential. Check out the images at ninemsn.com.au.
Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas has teamed up with Orange County rockers The Dear & Departed on a remake of The Church’s 1988 hit ‘Under the Milky Way’. Listen to the track at myspace.com/theveronicas.