Charli XCX Responds To The Meet & Greets ControversyOctober 30, 2019
A NOTE ON “2019 FAKE WOKENESS” AND MEET AND GREETS. THANKS FOR READING.
UPDATE: Charli XCX is very aware of the articles floating around about her meet and greets. She wrote a note on social media to defend fans’ choices.
“These articles popping up about my meet and greets suggesting that fans are taking advantage/being abusive/using me for ‘online clout’ because of certain items that have been signed or brought along to meet and greets are just so ridiculous and pretentious,” she said.
“It’s all wrapped up in this brand of ‘2019 fake wokeness’ that I cannot stand: it does more harm than good and just encourages people to attack and harass one another online.”
“I take away the fact that people wait outside in the cold for me, tell me that a certain song changed their life or that a particular album got them through a tough time.”
“I do these meet and greets because I genuinely want to hear from you,” she wrote. “I always hope and try my best to encourage freedom of expression and a safe space, both at my shows and at any community gathering for fans.
Give the original story a peep below, then read Charli’s letter.
A NOTE ON “2019 FAKE WOKENESS” AND MEET AND GREETS. THANKS FOR READING. pic.twitter.com/Gou5F5jevo— Charli (@charli_xcx) October 30, 2019
I never anticipated writing that kind of headline, but 2019 is unpredictable. There are a few outstandingly cringeworthy moments that’ve happened at different shows on Charli XCX’s tour. Each isolated incident on their own didn’t seem newsworthy, but when something happens more than twice… it’s not a coincidence, it’s a pattern.
I am not quite sure why I’m even informing you of this, but since I had to unearth this information on my own, it only felt right to share the wealth.
Fans at Charli’s shows are asking her to pose with unusual items in the hopes their Tweet goes viral. Mission accomplished; y’all made it onto BreatheHeavy.
Charli signed a fan’s **** douche.
Unbeknownst to her, Charli autographed a fan’s rectal enema. It’s unclear if it was ever used or not. 🤮
Fans on Twitter claim fans are also asking her to sign their bottles of poppers. If you’re a straight female and need to Google what poppers are, I’ll give you a moment. Pero, like why?
Omfg 🥰🥰🥰 pic.twitter.com/0rJZ4hznBm— marcus (@machinewrld) October 28, 2019
No 😭😭😭I asked her to hold my poppers to my nose and she politely declined which I respect and so I asked if she would sign this and she was like what is dis hunny— marcus (@machinewrld) October 28, 2019
Literally anything could possible come into contact w ***** matter, idk y ppl think I would be that disgusting to bring her a used one 😭— marcus (@machinewrld) October 29, 2019
Charli posed with a fan’s mom’s ashes.
It’s incredibly difficult to lose a parent. One fan brought his mom’s ashes for Charli to take a photo with. The singer’s expression is a little unsure, but the moment seems innocent enough? Fans of course took things to another level in the sub-Tweets.
Me n mom at Charli tonight!!! Big thank u to Charli for posing w my moms ashes LOL pic.twitter.com/vNmINfu42Z— corndog fanatic (@ratdad666) October 19, 2019
I’m glad I could give you a laugh! My mom died June 14th so big relate! It’s fresh and it’s painful but also idk I’ve just decided it’s a geek. Like lol your moms a *****? My mom doesn’t even have a body anymore LMAOOOO— corndog fanatic (@ratdad666) October 20, 2019
A girl was racially discriminated and pissed on.
One fan posted a lengthy string of Tweets (18 in total) detailing a harrowing encounter with other fans. She claims a group of guys verbally harassed and then peed on her. She’s hoping Charli will say something and put an end to these obscure instances.
Charli’s next show is Wednesday, October 30th in Manchester.
Last night I went to a @charli_xcx concert by myself to have fun alongside other fans & wound up getting cursed at & racistly mocked by a group of men. Then one of them peed on my leg. The level of violation I felt. On top of this other fans in the crowd mocked me for it (1/18)— 🥑Cat Lopez🥑 (@cattwinlopez) October 22, 2019
I just wanted to have fun & I was willing to let that slide just so I could enjoy my night. A few minutes later that’s when I felt it. I felt a strong hot streak hit my leg. Pee. Somebody was peeing on me. It was so dark I tried to look for who had their ***** out to pee on (8/18— 🥑Cat Lopez🥑 (@cattwinlopez) October 22, 2019
me. by the time I turned on my light the pee stopped. I was standing in a pool of someone else’s pee. Everyone around gasped & was like “oh she just got peed on” but everyone backed up & even tho they saw it happen when I didn’t NOBODY tried to help me. Some people even (9/18— 🥑Cat Lopez🥑 (@cattwinlopez) October 22, 2019
I just want @charli_xcx to address this with her fans. Her fans haven gotten so toxic & turned a space she meant to be an accepting & fun place, a dangerous & scary one where I got harassed & assaulted simply for being a woman & being latina. (18/18)— 🥑Cat Lopez🥑 (@cattwinlopez) October 22, 2019
Thoughts on what’s taking place at Charli’s shows? Let us know what you think in the comments.