CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry is not one to shy away from the topic of misogyny. The lead singer penned an op-ed for The Guardian back on 2013 explaining she "will not accept online misogyny." The piece contained several horrific expletive posts about sexually abusing the singer with a final comment declaring "It's just one of those things you'll need to learn to deal with. If you're easily offended, then maybe the music industry isn't for you." It's a topic that left Lauren wondering why should women have to "deal" with this?
Yesterday, the internet reared it's ugly head once again after the Scottish electronic-trio released their new music video for their single "Leave A Trace." Immediately the 4chan community began to slut-shame the singer who took to Twitter saying "Dear anyone who thinks misogyny isn't real. It is and this is what it looks like" with a link to the stream of internet trolls coming her way.
After sharing the link, Lauren took to Twitter one more time to signs off with some of Nashville's Juliette Barnes vindicating single "Don't Put Dirt On My Grave."
Signing off the internet for the day for some 🍷+📺 To the haters, have a bit of what she said: http://t.co/JzW9ejYRfc. Everyone else: ❤️💪🏻❤️— Lauren Mayberry (@laurenevemay) August 17, 2015
The band also took to Twitter to comment on the absurdity of the internet trolls.
PSA: apparently wet hair makes you a "slut". Nice work, 4chan / humanity. https://t.co/66cch5WWeW— CHVRCHΞS (@CHVRCHES) August 17, 2015
Watch the band's new "Leave A Trace" video that started the whole controversy below.