The End of Rex Orange County – Editorial

The End of Rex Orange County - Editorial

Connor Smith, Reporter

Singer Alexander O’Connor, also known as Rex orange county, has been charged with six counts of sexual assault. Twice on the west end of London and once in a taxi the following day in June of 2021.  He was also accused of assaulting the woman three different times later that month at his Notting Hill Home. He plead not guilty to the alleged crimes stating he is “shocked by the allegations which he denies, and looks forward to clearing his name in court,” a provisional trial date has been set for the third of January 2023.

He announced in July of 2022 that he was cancelling his tour dates in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe due to “Unforeseen personal Circumstances” that meant he was “having to spend some more time at home this year” and would “Not be able to continue with touring as planned.”  These unforeseen personal circumstances were the fact that he was being forced to stay in the UK due to the charges.  For obvious reasons though, he did not want to say that to his 20+ million fans across the globe. “This is the last thing I want to do; I love touring and I am so sorry to be letting anyone down. I look forward to getting back to it as soon as I can,” said O’Connor. Although he claims he is innocent, it is clear that because the allegations have arisen, true or not, his fans are extremely disappointed.

His entire music career has been based around songs about him being in love and his journey through it. An abundance of fans are shocked and appalled by the accusations that have been made.  His public image seems sensitive and caring and that is greatly portrayed through his music so the allegations are hitting fans extra hard.

“It’s sad that someone with that amount of talent would use it in that way,” said senior Ben Wilk.