'There Is No Space For Harassment At My Show': Maggie Rogers Calls Out Catcalling Audience Members
During her show at the Moody Theatre in Austin, Texas, Maggie Rogers was about to perform her encore when two men called out, interrupting the show.
Rogers explained that right before she plays the final song of the encore -- an acoustic version of her breakout track "Alaska" -- she speaks to the crowd in a moment of vulnerability.
"I speak about gratitude and growth and change," she said, adding, "it's the most vulnerable part of the set. Just me and a guitar before I say goodnight."
During the speech, one man in the crowd cried out to the 25-year-old recording artist "take your top off".
The incident was followed by a second man who also shouted at the "Light On" singer, "You cute though".
Following the incident, Rogers posted a statement on social media -- simply captioning it "take your top off".
"I was stunned. furious. fuming. confused. and also -- on a really basic level -- it really hurt my feelings," Rogers wrote in the statement.
"I step on stage every night and give every part of me," she continued "and my community shows up every night and together, we create a safe space to amplify each other."
"There is no space for harassment or disrespect or degradation of any kind at my show."
Several fans responded to Rogers who were also in the audience, with one calling it "heartbreaking" to watch while another complimented her for her handling of the situation "thoughtfully and with grace".
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