Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry hits back at misogynistic abuse
Having been subjected to a stream of online misogynistic abuse, Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry strikes back at the internet trolls
hvrches singer Lauren Mayberry should be basking in the glory of a keenly received new track, with the video for Leave A Trace having been recently released. Instead, though, she’s been forced into spending her time batting back the misogynistic abuse of internet trolls.
The abuse came as part of a 4chan thread on Leave A Trace, where posts labelled Mayberry a “slut”, “whore” and “bitch”. Taking to Twitter to address the comments, the Chvrches singer wrote “Dear anyone who thinks misogyny isn’t real. It is and this is what it looks like.” Mayberry’s response came after an anonymous user sent her a link to the thread.
Mayberry has spoken out previously against online misogyny, saying in a 2013 interview with The Guardian: “Is the casual objectification of women so commonplace that we should all just suck it up, roll over and accept defeat? I hope not. Objectification, whatever its form, is not something anyone should have to ‘just deal with.”
She continued by saying: “But maybe it’s the personal side to online interaction that these men fail to grasp. It seems almost too obvious to ask, ‘Would you condone this behaviour if it was directed at your mother/ sister/ daughter/wife/ girlfriend?’ but maybe going back to basics is what the trolls of 4chan addicts need. To learn a little empathy. To have a little respect for other people.”
You can catch the video for Chvrches excellent Leave A Trace below: