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CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry Takes Misogynist Troll to Church

CHVRCHES vocalist Lauren Mayberry has publicly tackled online misogyny and harassment before (recall her refusal to submit to ignorant online trolls in a 2013 Guardian op-ed), and now she’s standing up for herself again. Posting a particularly graphic note from a commenter to her Instagram, the singer shot back with a caption inviting the agitator (and all others like him) to “bring it on, motherfuckers.”

Here’s Mayberry’s (deeply impressive) response.

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. 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.