Peters, supported by the musician Bryan Adams, introduced the Minister of Canadian Heritage as follows: “I do not know why she is here, but she is very seductive ( hot ).” The comment, judged sexist, was condemned on the social networks.
The facilitator also suffered from the thunderbolts after saying, about the many young women at the Canadian Tire Center, that there was “a crime waiting to be committed.” Many argued that this comment made the rape public.
Mélanie Joly replied on Monday saying that the 46-year-old comedian was “inappropriate” and that this kind of humor did not belong at the Juno Gala.
On the Junos stage on Sunday, the minister expressed her pride to represent a $ 53 billion industry, adding that Canada is the third largest exporter of music in the world.
She also hoped that the Junos facilitators would promote values such as parity.
Leonard Cohen won on Sunday the album of the year for You Want It Darker , released in 2016.
Earlier in the evening, Justin Trudeau went on stage with his wife, Sophie Grégoire, to pay tribute to Cohen, who died last November. The singer Feist then offered an interpretation of a Montreal classic, Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye .