Last night, Maggie Rogers performed at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. The concert was one of Rogers’ final stops on her Heard It in a Past Life tour. Earlier today (October 20), Rogers took to Twitter to respond to an unfortunate occurrence of verbal harassment that took place at last night’s show.
According to Rogers, a male audience member yelled “take your top off” during an acoustic performance of her breakout hit “Alaska.” Another man allegedly chimed in, shouting, “you cute though.” “I was stunned. Furious. Fuming. Confused,” Rogers wrote. “And also—on a really basic level—it really hurt my feelings.” She added: “I want to use this moment to be very very clear. There is no space for harassment or disrespect or degradation of any kind at my show.” Find Rogers’ full statement, which was also posted to her Instagram account, below.
Every night before the Alaska acoustic encore, I speak about gratitude and growth and change. It’s the most vulnerable part of the set. Just me and a guitar before I say goodnight.
Last night, in the middle of this speech a man yelled ‘take your top off.‘ Another joined in and yelled ‘you cute though.‘
I was stunned. Furious. Fuming. Confused. And also—on a really basic level—it really hurt my feelings.
I step on stage every night and give every part of me. And my community shows up every night and together, we create a safe space to amplify each other. To allow relief. To allow release. There’s a deep amount of trust there.
I step on stage every night with a deep reverence for the stage, my craft, and the privilege that is making music for my job. I’ve been writing and producing music for 10 years—my body is my greatest tool for communicating that work.
I want to use this moment to be very very clear. There is no space for harassment or disrespect or degradation of any kind at my show.
Be kind to each other out there.
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork