Grace VanderWaal Hopes #MeToo Movement Will Create Long-Term Awareness

Backstage at Billboard Women in Music, we asked the stars of the night how they felt about the #metoo movement. Here is what they said.

America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal spoke to Billboard at last week’s Women in Music event about her long-term predictions for the #metoo movement.

“What I hope and what I think many, many others hope comes out of this is more [awareness] of what you’re doing, and being aware of your actions and how they could affect someone years after,” she said. “It’s not funny, and I think people are especially, right now, really feeling the heat of that and realizing that.”

VanderWaal’s comments come amid a slew of sexual assault allegations levied at powerful men, particularly in the music and film industries.

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