Fans defended Phoebe Bridgers after some criticized her for smashing a guitar and screaming on 'Saturday Night Live'

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Phoebe Bridgers (center) performed "Kyoto" and "I Know The End" on "Saturday Night Live." Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
  • Phoebe Bridgers smashed her guitar and screamed during a "SNL" performance, and people had thoughts.

  • A few social media users criticized the "Kyoto" singer for being "extra."

  • But most defended Bridgers from critics and praised her intense rendition of "I Know The End."

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During a show-stopping performance on "Saturday Night Live," Phoebe Bridgers screamed and destroyed an electric guitar - garnering praise from some people, but criticism from a few others.

Bridgers sang "Kyoto" (from her recent album "Punisher") for the first musical interlude on the show's February 6 episode, which was hosted by Dan Levy.

But for her second time on stage, the musician performed an intense rendition of "I Know The End," smashing her guitar on an amp and shouting alongside her bandmates during the song's final minutes.

Most of the reactions to Bridgers' intense performance were positive, with some fans even comparing her and Levy's episode of "SNL" to the Super Bowl, and others making memes.

Several fans shared their moms' hilarious reactions to Bridgers' intensity.

The reactions to Bridgers' performance weren't all positive, however. A few people took issue with the fact that Bridgers destroyed a guitar, calling it "extra" and saying the singer appeared to be "having a tantrum."

But fans quickly came to Bridgers' defense, with several people pointing out that smashing guitars onstage is hardly a new phenomenon in rock performances.

But for the most part, people had nothing but praise for Bridgers on social media.

Bridgers released her first album, "Stranger in the Alps," in 2017. In 2020, she broke into the mainstream after her sophomore album "Punisher" garnered critical acclaim and several Grammy nominations.

Bridgers has also recorded with Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes (as part of the group Better Oblivion Community Center), and with fellow singer-songwriters Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus for boygenius' debut album.

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