Charli XCX Urges Fans to Stop 'Taylor Swift Is Dead' Chants at Concerts

Charli XCX speaks out against hate chants targeting Taylor Swift at her shows, promoting positivity in her fan community.

Charli XCX Urges Fans to Stop 'Taylor Swift Is Dead' Chants at Concerts
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June 24, 2024 – Charli XCX has taken a firm stand against negativity at her concerts, especially directed at fellow pop star Taylor Swift. The "Brat" singer addressed her fans via Instagram after learning about the "Taylor Swift Is Dead" chants that erupted at her recent shows, particularly after her performance in São Paulo, Brazil, on June 22.

Charli XCX, 31, known for hits like "360," shared her disapproval on Instagram Stories on June 23, emphasizing a zero-tolerance policy towards such behavior. She included a screenshot of a video from an X (formerly Twitter) user that highlighted the inappropriate chants.

“Can the people who do this please stop. Online or at my shows,” Charli wrote. “It is the opposite of what I want and it disturbs me that anyone would think there is room for this in this community. I will not tolerate it.”

The original video, calling out the toxic behavior, prompted Charli's response. It read: “Hey @charli_xcx, your Brazilian fans have been showing toxic behavior by screaming ‘Taylor is dead!’ in your concerts and events related to you. Could you do something about it? We don’t believe that’s what music should be about. @taylornation13 please take notice in that too."

This negative trend began after fans speculated that Charli's song "Sympathy Is a Knife" reflected her insecurities about Taylor Swift, whom she previously opened for during Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour alongside Camila Cabello.

Following the São Paulo concert, Charli XCX posted a heartfelt message to her fans in Brazil and Mexico, thanking them for their kindness and energy. “To all the angels I met in CDMX & São Paulo, thank u for being so kind and sweet!!! Your energy at these shows was truly unmatched,” she wrote. She also celebrated her first live DJ set of the "girl, so confusing version" remix with Lorde, expressing her love for her fans.

Charli's defense of Swift comes shortly after the release of her remix with Lorde, which addresses their own complex friendship. The remix of "Sympathy Is a Knife" from Charli’s latest album, Brat, unpacks their feelings, countering fans' speculations about a rift. Charli's original verse contemplates their relationship, while Lorde's response in the remix aims to reconcile.

Lorde celebrated Charli’s album Brat, released on June 7, praising it on Instagram. “Charli just cooked this one different,” Lorde wrote. “So much grit, grace and skin in the game. I speak for all of us when I say it’s an honour to be moved, changed and gagged by her work. There is NO ONE like this bitch.”