Robin Thicke had to cancel his previously scheduled performance at last night's big Juno Awards in Canada, claiming he's been placed on "mandatory vocal rest." Despite Thicke's excuse, the "Blurred Lines" singer wasn't exactly being welcomed with open arms in the first place.
Before Thicke pulled out, fans were already rallying online to get him banned from this year's Juno Awards. According to an online petition on Change.org, fans wanted Thicke booted from the show over his "Blurred Lines" music video.
The petition reads, "Despite the blatant sexism, degradation of women and promotion of rape culture in Robin Thicke's song and music video ‘Blurred Lines,' Thicke is nominated for three awards—Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and the JUNO Fan Choice Award—at the upcoming Canadian JUNO Broadcast Awards in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 30, 2014. This is not a song, nor a message, that should be rewarded."
As of today, the petition has 1,966 supporters.
While we're not sure if Thicke is really resting his voice or pulled out over the fan backlash, Sunday's show went on without him. During the show, Justin Bieber was announced as the winner of the Juno Fan Choice Award. After his name was called, the Biebs, who wasn't there to accept his award, got booed by fans in attendance.