The PC police are at it again. According to The Detroit Free Press , Eminem is under fire for using gunshot sounds at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover Delaware. Here are 4 facts from the article.
After more than 20 years of shocking people (and generally ignoring the backlash), you didn’t really think Eminem was going to back down because of a few negative Twitter criticisms, did you? The 15-time Grammy Award winner retained the sound effects that he used earlier this month at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which led to outcry online. He played the sound several times across his 75-minute set at Firefly Music Festival on Saturday night.
- Among fans upset at Bonnaroo was one fan who wrote on Twitter, “Less than a year after Vegas and @Eminem thinks it’s a good idea to blast gun shot sfx onstage at a music festival?”
But before he appeared on stage, his personal response to the criticism appeared on two screens on each side of the stage. In white letters with a black background, a message read, “If you are easily frightened by loud noises or offended by explicit lyrics, you shouldn’t be here. Eminem.”
- Eminem’s first-ever Delaware performance drew one of the biggest Firefly crowds in recent years, with the rapper mentioning the First State several times throughout his set.