Luke Hemmings Had Sex With Fans: What's New, Why The Moral Panic?

Alan Ewart

So, 5 Seconds of Summer star Luke Hemmings has admitted that he has had sex with the band's fans. Hemmings made the admission to a journalist from Rolling Stone, who shadowed the band as they promoted their sophomore album, Sounds Good, Feels Good. Predictably, the reaction to Hemmings comments has been harshly critical. Hemmings has been widely accused of being misogynistic, disrespectful to women, and sexist as a result of his tell-all interview.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, many of 5 Seconds of Summer's young female fans were "upset and disgusted" after Hemmings admitted that he had taken advantage of the fact that fans were throwing themselves at him.

"When you put four young dudes on a tour bus, playing theatres, then arenas, you're going to have sex with a lot of girls, I guess. We had a good time."
"I feel like I shouldn't say. You could say the possibility of that is high."

"Multiple girls at the same time? The possibility is high... the possibilities are endless."

"Multiple girls at the same time? The possibility is high... the possibilities are endless."

According to Metro, Hemmings fans are less than impressed by Luke's revelations, with many taking to Twitter to criticize the young star.

"I had all this attention from all these girls that would have never liked me in school, coming up to me and saying things, handing me numbers. It was like, 'Holy s**t, f**k yeah!' I got a bit reckless."

That said, if the comments attributed to Hemmings are what he actually said, then Luke does demonstrate a remarkable lack of maturity. It seems unlikely that anyone expects Hemmings to be celibate but, in the world of instant communications, Luke and his bandmates are role models.

There is little doubt that Hemmings and his 5 Seconds Of Summer band-mates are maturing as musicians and as a band. Luke's interview suggests that Hemmings still has a lot of growing-up to do, but there is no need for a moral panic.

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