Eminem Sparks Outrage After Ill-Considered Sound Effects

Celebs June 12, 2018 By Hugo

After the Manchester bombing and the tragic shootings at Pulse nightclub and Route 91 Harvest Festival, concert-goers have become increasingly vigilant to any suspicious sights or sounds, so it's not surprising Eminem's gunshot sound effects have been criticized.


Performing at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee, the esteemed rapper rounded off the song 'Kill You' with a loud fake gunshot sound, causing hundreds of fans to duck for cover believing it was real.

Thankfully, it only took a few seconds for fans to realize they were safe, but that hasn't stopped droves of people taking to social media to complain.

One person on Twitter described the palpable fear among the crowd. "I was having a good time at Eminem's set then he played a realistic gunshot noise. The whole crowd ducked and I've never felt more traumatized and ready to panic. Completely inappropriate."

However, fans of hitmaker, or at least those who have seen him live, will tell you that Eminem often uses the sound effect when performing the song.

In a rather blunt tweet, one Twitter user wrote,  "If you can't handle a sound of a gunshot, do not go to an Eminem concert."

While Eminem being criticized is nothing new, it seems likely that Em's production team will have to be more considerate in the future due to the recent upsurge in terror attacks at live music venues.

The artist has yet to publicly comment on the matter, but we'd much rather hear your thoughts.

Was Eminem's sound team inconsiderate? Or is the criticism unwarranted?

Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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