AUSTIN (KXAN) — Scottish band Chvrches is set to play to a sold out crowd at ACL Live Monday night. But their stay comes with controversy after a post on social media last week.
The band received death threats following posts claiming they’re “upset, confused and disappointed” by producer and DJ Marshmello working with Tyga and Chris Brown due to past allegations of abuse against each artist.
“We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behavior,” Chvrches wrote on Twitter. “That is not something we can or will stand behind.”
Tyga responded in the comment section of the post on Instagram.
“Where all God’s children [sic],” he wrote. “Everyone makes mistakes no ones perfect. Let’s Keep the energy positive.”
BallerAlert shared an image of a comment that appears to have been made from Chris Brown’s verified account.
“BUNCH OF LOSERS. these are the type of people I wish walked in front of a speeding bus full of mental patients,” Brown allegedly wrote. “Keep groveling over you 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 PEASANTS 😘❤️🕺🏿💃”
It’s unknown if Chvrches will cancel any upcoming shows due to the threats.
ACL Live issued a statement to KXAN about security at the event:
“We have standard security procedures in place for all of our events for the safety of our patrons, staff, and artists. These procedures are followed at all concerts, including last night and tonight.”