Update, 5 p.m.: Austin Mayor Steve Adler on Monday tweeted his support for Maggie Rogers.   “The artists and community that make Austin the Live Music Capitol of the World want everyone to feel safe and respected. Austin has your back, @maggierogers,” Adler wrote.   Earlier: Singer Maggie Rogers is speaking out against concert attendees who harassed her during her Austin set on Saturday night, saying she was “stunned.” During her show at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Rogers took some time to speak to the crowd before performing her song “Alaska.”

According to videos posted online, someone in the crowd can be heard yelling “free the nips” while Rogers was speaking. She immediately responded on stage, saying, “Shut the (expletive) up. I’m for the nip too, but don’t tell me to take my (expletive) top off in the middle of my sentimental speech.”

In the videos, Rogers tries to gather herself to begin the song as fans continue to yell, but then says, “I feel really, like, uncomfortable. I don’t quite know exactly what I want to say at this moment.”

As the crowd tries to shush itself, someone in the audience can be heard loudly saying “you cute though.” 

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The singer responded again, saying:

“This stage is a privilege, and this stage is an honor and it is one I don’t take lightly. And it is one that I step onto every night with my entire body, my entire spirit and my entire brain. I’ve been writing and producing music for 10 years. I’ve worked forever and with every inch, with every minute of my life to get to do this. And it is with that power of this craft that I love, the power of this word and this song and this music that empowers my body to bring it to life every night. And it is an honor, and it is something I take very, very, very seriously. Thank you for letting me do it with you.

“But it is the most important thing to me that this stage and this space always feels like one where everyone is respected and everyone is empowered and everyone is safe and everyone is welcome. And for as long as that culture and community exists, I will continue doing this.”

On Sunday, Rogers posted a statement about the incident on Instagram featuring two screenshots of text. In the post, she wrote, “i was stunned. furious. fuming. confused. and also - on a really basic level - it really hurt my feelings.”

Rogers continued, “i want to use this moment to be very very clear. there is no space for harassment or disrespect or degradation of any kind at my show.”

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“take your top off”

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