Eminem Eminem Drawing Criticism for Using Realistic Gunshot Sounds During Bonnaroo Performance

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  1. froboy6942
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    https://www.billboard.com/articles/...cts-bonnaroo-festival-route-91-mass-shootings
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    Eminem is drawing criticism from festival-goers who were frightened and upset over the rapper's use of realistic gunshot sound effects during his headlining performance at Bonnaroo Saturday night (June 9).

    Many fans screamed and ducked as a series of loud blasts rang through the crowd during Eminem's performance of "k--- You," from his 2000 album, The Marshall Mathers LP. The nervous reaction arrives at a time when concert-goers are on edge following the deadly mass shooting at last year's Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas.

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    Social media star Andrea Russett was one of many in attendance at the Manchester, Tenn., festival who was traumatized by the realistic gunshot sounds during Eminem's set.

    "I hate to be the one to say it, but being someone who suffers from very mild PTSD, it was EXTREMELY irresponsible and distasteful to end songs w the shot gun sound effect," Russett tweeted. "I have grown up loving eminem and his music but i was extremely triggered to the point of tears."

    She continued, "To hear a gun shot sound effect and see the entire crowd drop to the floor out of instinct is not funny, cute, or amusing. this is the sad reality that we are living. this is not funny or even something to be joked about."

    Some fans came to Eminem's defense, noting that the hip-hop star has used the gunshot sound effects during past performances.

    "Eminem has ended k--- You with the gun shot effects for (at least) 6 years now and this is the first time someone ever complains," one Twitter user pointed out.

    Eminem had not commented about the Bonnaroo incident at press time.

    See more reactions on social media below.

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  2. rapmusik
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    it's sad that people have to be this afraid of a mass shooting happening in america.
     
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  3. Charlie Work
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    Jun 10, 2018
    Yeah, this is an indictment of our society more than either Eminem or the people complaining.
     
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    Jun 10, 2018
    What’s more sad is how eminem pretended to be some anti gun warrior hero, yet he pulls this stunt lol This just shows how much of a fraud eminem really turned into. Man I never would have believed em turned this f---ing fake. He mise well go back to his gangster, gun pro persona at this point. It’ll probably be a better promotion than his anti trump, anti guns flop for that piece of s--- revival.
     
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    :'(
     
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    Makes a song talking about how guns are bad and evil, and then does this .
    Eminem is the new tyga at taking L's
     
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    d---, you said it all . Keep being like this bro
     
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    Jun 10, 2018
    This is amazing haha
     
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  11. KingZ
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    He should bring a real gun next time for the sound effects.

    For real tho this is bs. Hes been doing this routine for months now and the gunshot always plays at the end of "k--- you". The girl who had a problem with it and made this a fiasco is a "social media personality" = which basically means "someone who will find any opportunity they can to get attention" and she found it.

    Also how tf do you have "very mild ptsd"??? Sounds like some self diagnosis bs, like those people that claim they are bipolar just because they are wishy-washy c----.
     
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  12. dna hits
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    Yeah but now eminem is our anti gun hero. You know the felon who pulled a gun on someone before. And now eminem is onto the NRA, they hold the puppet strings according to 45 year old eminem, the weapon felon. Now that his anti gun persona didn’t work out he’s going to start acting like a hardass at his shows again? Most overrated and biggest sell out of all time. f--- this fraud.
     
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  13. Big Dangerous
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    now we're taking the gunshots out of Eminem's music

    another one bites the dust

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    I mean on the real though you cant be a sellout and have gunshots in your music anyway you're scaring 90% of ur fanbase teenage girls and suburban whites that aren't allowed to listen to black artists
     
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    It’s america. When you leave your house, you have to be prepared to be shot at.

    Jesus Christ. When did everyone lose their g.d. balls.
     
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    Exactly why I carry most times. Rather be prepared than sorry and get caught lacking.
     
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    Jun 10, 2018
    classic PC liberal p---- overreaction, this is nothing compared to how "frightened and upset" I was when schoolboy q brought out macklemore at a show in seattle
     
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    What a jerk. Everyone was having a great time listening to a song where he says he's going to k--- them, and then has the audacity to have gunshot sound effects.
     
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    Because of this:
     
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    Mild case of PTSD lol.. who the f--- doesn't..
     
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