Chvrches Are Getting Death Threats After Criticising Chris Brown
The band previously spoke out against DJ Marshmallo's decision to work with Chris Brown, who they described as an “abuser”.
Last Thursday, Chvrches posted a statement on Twitter revealing that they were “really upset, confused, and disappointed” to learn that Marshmallo -- who they've collaborated with previously -- would be teaming up with Chris Brown and Tyga for the single "Light It Up”.
“We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behaviour," the statement continued, "That is not something we can or will stand behind.”
Brown has been in hot water with the law numerous times for alleged abusive behaviour, most notably in 2009 when he was arrested for the felony assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Tyga was also criticised in 2015 after lyrics on his single "Pleazer," which alluded to sexual relations with then-girlfriend Kylie Jenner, who was 17 at the time.
In his usual explosive style, Brown hit back at the group via an Instagram comment on the band's page, which read:
“BUNCH OF LOSERS. These are the type of people I wish walked in front of a speeding bus full of mental patients. Keep grovelling over you [sic] own insecurities and hatred. IM BLACK AND PROUD. AND I KNOW ITS HURTS THAT U GUYS ARE STRUGGLING WIT LIFE OR PEACE SO U ARE FORCED TO SEE MY SUCCESS. You aren't even #2 (REMEMBER 2nd place only means YOU LOST FIRST! TA-TA. GOODDAY [sic] PEASANTS”.
Tyga, however, took a far more diplomatic approach, replying to the band's statement saying, “Where [sic] all God’s children. Everyone makes mistakes no ones perfect. Let’s Keep the energy positive.”
While Chvrches have yet to respond to Tyga and Brown, they have since posted screenshots detailing threats and abuse from fans of the artists.
“Angry men on the internet can call me all the names they want. I still think domestic abuse is wrong,” she wrote in a caption.
Marshmallo is yet to respond to Chvrches' statement.