Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry Responds To 4chan Trolls

Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches has been vocal before about the prevalence of misogyny frequently directed at women who achieve even a modicum of fame. She penned an op-ed for The Guardian back in 2013 about how she refuses to accept it as status quo, and earlier this year posted an example of the horrific messages she receives daily.

“Bring it on, motherfuckers. Let’s see who blinks first,” she wrote in response to a violent rape threat, and today the motherfuckers have once again brought it. But she’s still not blinking. After Chvrches shared the video for their soaring, defiant new single “Leave A Trace,” the 4chan community began to slut-shame and objectify Mayberry. Not shocking considering the source, but still disturbing and upsetting given most of the focus of a recent NY Mag feature on the band is her speaking out against objectification.

Mayberry tweeted about the thread and how it exemplifies misogyny, including the community’s blatant attempt to show her the conversation taking place on the thread:

She’s signing off the internet for the day, sending a bit of Nashville’s Juliette Barnes defiance in the meantime:

The band also commented on how absurd the assertions of the thread are: