Charli XCX Tells Fans to Quit Screaming ‘Taylor Swift Is Dead’ at Her Shows: ‘I Will Not Tolerate It’

Charli XCX Tells Fans to Quit Screaming ‘Taylor Swift Is Dead’ at Her Shows: ‘I Will Not Tolerate It’

There’s nothing fancy about this request. Charli XCX is asking fans to be civil when it comes to Taylor Swift after the “Boom Clap” singer’s sold-out Partygirl DJ set Friday (June 21) at Club Zig in Sao Paolo, Brazil.


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After seeing online that attendees at the show were chanting “Taylor is dead,” the Grammy nominee told her fans that such behavior is not acceptable. “can the people who do this please stop. online or at my shows,” she wrote in an Instagram Story Sunday (June 23) over a message informing her of the “toxic behavior” of some people at her events. “it is the opposite of what i want and it disturbs me that anyone would think there is room for this in this community.”

She concluded, “i will not tolerate it.”

The chants come after Swift released U.K.-only versions of her latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, with exclusive tracks on June 13, just days after Charli’s latest set, Brat, arrived June 7. Fans theorized online that the move by the pop superstar was to block Brat from reaching No. 1. Taylor Nation tweeted that the new, limited U.K. version of TTPD was to celebrate the 14-time Grammy winner’s Eras Tour arriving in the U.K. for a series of shows.


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Charli is also engaged to George Daniel, who is the drummer for The 1975; she announced their engagement in late November. And on June 11, frontman Matty Healy — who was romantically linked to Swift just prior to her beginning her romance with NFL star Travis Kelce — announced that he is engaged to model Gabbriette Bechtel, who is mentioned in opening seconds of Brat‘s lead track, “360.”

The “Speed Driver” singer is currently touring in support of her new album. The trek will arrive in North America with a Sept. 14 show at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena, before hitting New York City’s Madison Square Garden for a sold-out show later that month, Nashville in October, and more before wrapping up the leg at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena Oct. 23. She finishes up with four shows currently scheduled in the U.K. for late November through early December.