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Zara Larsson Fan Assualt

Another day, another horrific report of sexual assault at a mainstream music festival. Bråvalla Festival in Sweden happened over the weekend where big name artists such as Mumford & Sons, The 1975 and Bastille all performed for the crowds. According to the Swedish site The Local, and unbeknownst to the headliners, it has been reported that at least 35 assault allegations and 5 rapes took place in the crowd.

Zara Larsson, another artist that was on the festival line up, eventually caught wind of a fan who was raped during her set. Here was her FURIOUS response:

(Her tweets are in her native Swedish tongue... so brace yourselves for a rough translation.)

Translation: "F*ck you who shamelessly raped a girl in the audience. You deserve to burn in hell."

Translation: "F*ck you for making girls feel insecure when they go to a festival. I hate guys. Hate hate hate."

"How am I supposed to take it seriously when you say 'not all men', 'I'm a nice guy', 'I dont rape'?"

Translation: "Where does all the "nice guys" go when girls are raped? Are you too busy telling women how nice you are?"

Translation: "It's not f*cking hard to be generalised. It's hard to feel insecure about a festival where you just wanna go to have fun and enjoy."



Zara is not the first musician that has brought this serious issue to the forefront of the conversation. We've also spoken at length about the importance of safety, for males as well as females, at gigs and festivals. Back in November, British band Slaves also experienced a similar happening at one of their shows. 

Following the reports, twitter account GirlsAgainst tweeted a poll which revealed that 91% of the people who voted said 'No. Security were not doing enough to ensure the safety of young female fans.'



In an age where the majority of fans at the front of crowds are women and young girls, more needs be done to prevent this kind of disgusting occurrence. 

Tweet translations via ONTD


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