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Chvrches: ‘It only takes two seconds to say: I don’t agree with white supremacy'


Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry talked about some of the issues women in the music industry face and how she deals with them.

Lauren is currently on an internet break because people kept photoshopping cum on her face, but when starting out she used to run the band's Facebook page and was bombarded with rape threats. When speaking about the online harassment, Lauren says the band now gives venues a list of names and photographs of certain people who have been most aggressive and when they come in to watch the show, they're flanked by security guards because the venues aren't allowed to stop them from attending.

Lauren says she's always going to get questions about what it's like to be a girl in a band, so she's going to make the most of it and use those conversations as an opportunity to speak about these issues and to not let them be swept under the rug.

She adds that politics are a part of her life so it would be inauthentic for her to not discuss them and it only takes "two seconds of your life" to say you don't agree with white supremacy, homophobia, etc.

Lauren also explained that she thinks the MeToo hasn't hit the music industry the way it's hit the film industry because the film industry is smaller, more unionized and people are going for the same parts whereas in music, everyone's off working on their own projects.

Along with the MeToo movement, she says that people who are already successful need to make sure their actions back up their words and to stop working with these directors and producers and making money off of the people who are oppressing others.

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Tags: music / musician (alternative and indie), playboy / girls next door, race / racism, sexism, sexual misconduct, taylor swift
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