Hayley Williams explains her decision to remove two fans from her recent Paramore concert at Madison Square Garden.
On the band’s first night at the New York City arena last week, the 34-year-old female lead singer paused the performance to address a disagreement involving the crowd in the standing room of the hall.
In a clip, which has now gone viral, Williams called out to the two attendees and told them that they needed to find another place to take care of “he’s s— because he won’t be here tonight, this is our home.”
In a recent Discord statement, it was reported by rolling rockWilliams is now expressing regret for his decision and apologizing.
“I couldn’t shake off the feeling that I was abusing my responsibility and my platform at that moment … hurting these two in a way that left behind the momentary annoyances of poor concert etiquette,” Williams wrote.
“When I saw their faces in the video, I didn’t see the smug smiles that some commentators had criticized them for. I saw shame and cried for them. I’m telling you, I haven’t stopped thinking about it. So, if you are those two… I apologize for any embarrassment or embarrassment I may have caused you. I’m not telling you that it’s perfectly fine to be right or ignorant on a show… I’m just saying I’m sorry for handling the whole situation like the arbiter of the same kind of cancellation culture. teach or lead in any efficient way.”
In the post, Williams explained that he was “trying to stay in control of a situation that I and my bandmates felt responsible for.”
“I showed my teeth like a mother wolf,” he continued. “I embarrassed these two people a lot without really knowing what the situation was.”
“I hate that there isn’t always a simple answer to even the world’s most ridiculous problems. A ‘good’ or ‘bad’ litter box to use for cleaning,” he later added. “The only thing I can really say to people I consider to be racist or bigoted in any way is ‘you’re dead to me; when I know that message is not the kind that will change a hateful heart. How can I feel soft and tragic about it one moment, and angry and harsh the next? Because this is human. The ‘both/and’ of everything is the boss-level enemy of my own life.
The vocalist and co-founder of Good Dye Young explained that he feels it is his job to “protect the family spaces we create with audiences around the world” and to allow fans to feel a “sense of security and belonging” at Paramore. concerts.
“When someone falls, it’s because of dancing and losing their balance – and someone has to pick them up. I don’t want us to have to stop a show again for physical aggression,” he concluded. “You can rest assured that I’ll still drive someone away if needed. Next time I’ll work with all my heart so that it doesn’t look like a biblical execution. Thanks for reading.”
Paramore has been on the road since the 2023 release. Because, he even invited Florida Representative Maxwell Frost to perform in DC for “Misery Business” last week.
Before the show, 26-year-old Frost expressed his displeasure at Governor Ron DeSantis, saying, “Damn — Ron DeSantis! F— fascism!”
“I’m so grateful for this moment” Frost later wrote on Twittershares a clip from the performance. “I’ve been practicing in the shower for years.”
During the song, Frost did what any Paramore superfan would do – bobbing his head back and forth, throwing his legs in the air, and yelling the song’s iconic chorus.
Frost also shared A few photos with Williams After the show and after the curtain call, he clarified his stance on DeSantis on Twitter. “I said what I was going to say” Wrote“They’re very angry,” he later replied, “to an account calledConservative War Machine“