Singer admits messages on her band's Facebook page have brought her to tears
Lauren Mayberry's vocals drive the music of CHVRCHES, whose debut album "The Bones of What You Believe" contains some of the best pop music you'll hear this year. But Mayberry is also turning out to be one of the most socially conscious voices in music right now, even if her band is just beginning to be heard on a larger scale. In a revealing op-ed for The Guardian, Mayberry details the misogyny she's subjected to on a daily basis in maintaining the band's social media accounts.
"I am in a band that was born on the internet," she admits. Mayberry deeply appreciates her online fanbase, enough to read every message that comes to CHVRCHES' official Facebook page. That's where the trouble starts. All too often, male fans have insisted on making lewd, offensive remarks, which Mayberry admits have brought her to tears on more than one occasion. She included this screen grab and the following samples to illustrate her point:
"This isn't rape culture. You'll know rape culture when I'm raping you, bitch"