Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry hits back at sexist trolls: ‘Apparently wet hair makes you a slut’

The singer received lewd online comments about band's recent 'Leave A Trace' music video

Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry has hit back at misogynistic online commenters following the release of her band’s latest music video.

On Monday (August 17), the synth-pop trio released a clip for their track ‘Leave A Trace’, which predominantly saw Mayberry dancing on water amidst a storm.

Following the unveiling of the clip, Mayberry and her Chvrches bandmates pointed to a thread on the 4Chan website which featured numerous lewd remarks aimed at the singer.

“Dear anyone who thinks misogyny isn’t real. It is and this is what it looks like,” Mayberry wrote on Twitter whilst linking to the offending 4Chan thread.

The Chvrches Twitter account added: “PSA: apparently wet hair makes you a “slut”. Nice work, 4chan / humanity.”

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Watch the ‘Leave A Trace’ video beneath.

It’s not the first time Mayberry has been subjected to such abuse. Mayberry has previously written a blog post about online misogyny she has endured.

The Scottish singer also wrote a defiant message on Twitter saying: “My band is lucky enough to have some of the most awesome, supportive and respectful fans in the world and we are so excited to be in the studio making an album to share with them.

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“Yet, on a daily basis, we still receive communications like this. These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let’s see who blinks first.”

Chvrches recently confirmed details of the new LP, which will be titled ‘Every Open Eye’. Following on from 2013’s ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’, the record will be released on September 25.
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