Maggie Rogers is one of the most respected young artists in the industry today, and yet some people can't help but show disrespect when going to see her shows. On Sunday, the "Falling Water" singer shared photos containing a long message on Twitter, and captioned it "take your top off."
Per Rogers's story, during one of the more quiet, toned-down moments in her show, before the "Alaska" acoustic encore, she gives a speech. "It's the most vulnerable part of the set. Just me and a guitar before I say goodnight," she wrote. But on Saturday night, at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, a man disrupted her speech by yelling, "Take your top off." Another followed, saying, "You cute though."
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"I was stunned, furious, fuming, confused, and also — on a really basic level — it really hurt my feelings," Rogers wrote. "I step on stage every night with a deep reverence for the stage, my craft, and the privilege that is making music for my job. I've been writing and producing music for 10 years — my body is my greatest tool for communicating that work."
"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." She ended the message, saying, "Be kind to each other out there. xx M."
“take your top off” https://t.co/pqTmWlYIQ6— Maggie Rogers (@Maggie Rogers)1571593443.0
Fans have been tweeting in support of Rogers, apologizing on behalf of the hecklers, and calling on audience members attending her last show in the Austin tonight to do better.
i just left the @maggierogers show in austin, texas... and first i just want to say the show was amazing, her energ… https://t.co/NoZ3I8ju7b— G A B E (@G A B E)1571544973.0
@maggierogers your show tonight in austin was unreal. your words and your music mean so much to so many and you are… https://t.co/X73VYLP7TH— dani gazzilli (@dani gazzilli)1571546986.0
Honestly just had an out of body experience at the @maggierogers concert but fuuuuck the guy at the end. On behalf… https://t.co/bY5GLm7HTr— Taylor Hayes (@Taylor Hayes)1571546163.0
It was great to see @maggierogers tonight! Hopefully a few bad apples didn’t ruin your experience in Austin!… https://t.co/l31dGMJsGg— Heidi Alagha (@Heidi Alagha)1571550761.0
This is a terribly embarrassing moment for the Live Music Capital of The World. We should be ashamed. Make sure a… https://t.co/wWbhx25htD— AustinERdoc (@AustinERdoc)1571603529.0
@maggierogers It was a beautiful evening until the Brett Kavanaugh Junior dude decided to be a complete ass during… https://t.co/GyssZgjg3I— Macaroni Casserole (@Macaroni Casserole)1571599765.0
if you are going to maggie rogers today, please RESPECT her! be quiet when she talks and DONT INTERRUPT HER! the… https://t.co/RarEzqL9Yy— jorge r🤠 (@jorge r🤠)1571577640.0
@maggierogers you were incredible tonight as always. please don’t let one terrible person give you a negative view… https://t.co/qCMbH1JLe9— mich (@mich)1571544369.0
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