Maggie Rogers Calls Out Sexual Harassment Following Incident at Her Concert

Last evening, Maggie Rogers carried out at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. The live performance was certainly one of Rogers’ last stops on her Heard It in a Past Life tour. Earlier immediately (October 20), Rogers took to Twitter to reply to an unlucky prevalence of verbal harassment that passed off at final evening’s present.

According to Rogers, a male viewers member yelled “take your top off” throughout an acoustic efficiency of her breakout hit “Alaska.” Another man allegedly chimed in, shouting, “you cute though.” “I was stunned. Furious. Fuming. Confused,” Rogers wrote. “And also—on a really basic level—it really hurt my feelings.” She added: “I want to use this moment to be very very clear. There is no space for harassment or disrespect or degradation of any kind at my show.” Find Rogers’ full assertion, which was additionally posted to her Instagram account, beneath.

Every evening earlier than the Alaska acoustic encore, I discuss gratitude and development and alter. It’s essentially the most weak a part of the set. Just me and a guitar earlier than I say goodnight.

Last evening, in the midst of this speech a person yelled ‘take your prime off.‘ Another joined in and yelled ‘you cute although.‘

I was shocked. Furious. Fuming. Confused. And additionally—on a extremely fundamental degree—it actually harm my emotions.

I step on stage each evening and provides each a part of me. And my group exhibits up each evening and collectively, we create a protected house to amplify one another. To permit aid. To permit launch. There’s a deep quantity of belief there.

I step on stage each evening with a deep reverence for the stage, my craft, and the privilege that’s making music for my job. I’ve been writing and producing music for 10 years—my physique is my biggest instrument for speaking that work.

I need to use this second to be very very clear. There isn’t any house for harassment or disrespect or degradation of any form at my present.

Be form to one another on the market.

xx
M


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