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Charli XCX slams fans for shouting ‘Taylor Swift is dead’

Tensions between Charli XCX and Taylor Swift’s fanbases have escalated recently.

Charli XCX (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

By: Mohnish Singh

During her PARTYGIRL DJ set at a São Paulo nightclub on Sunday, Charli XCX confronted fans who shouted “Taylor (Swift) is dead!” in Portuguese.

On Sunday, June 23, the “360” singer, 31, took a moment to address a portion of her fandom that’s made the “Fortnight” pop star, 34, the target of a hate campaign recently, in which some have criticized her online and even led “Taylor Swift Is Dead” chants at the former’s concerts.

“Can the people who do this please stop. Online or at my shows,” Charli wrote in an Instagram Story, which included a screenshot of an X (formerly Twitter) user’s video that brought the ill-mannered chants to her attention.

“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 added. “I will not tolerate it.”

Tensions between Charli XCX and Taylor Swift’s fanbases have escalated recently.

Earlier this month, Swift released a U.K.-exclusive digital version of her album The Tortured Poets Department coinciding with the release of Charli’s latest album, Brat.

This overlap led fans to speculate that Swift’s release hindered Charli’s chances of topping the U.K. Official Charts.

Additionally, rumours have circulated that Charli’s song “Sympathy is a Knife” from Brat was about Swift.

Charli has previously mentioned the song was inspired by an unnamed girl who “taps my insecurities,” fuelling further speculation due to Charli’s engagement to The 1975’s drummer, George Daniel, and Swift’s past relationship with the band’s lead singer, Matty Healy.

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