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Singer Maggie Rogers speaks out after she was sexually harassed onstage

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Singer Maggie Rogers is speaking out after she was sexually harassed onstage during a concert, saying she was “stunned.”

In a statement posted on Twitter and Instagram, Rogers, 25, wrote about hearing sexual comments while she performed her hit song “Alaska” in Austin, Texas, last weekend.

{mosads}“Every night before the Alaska acoustic encore, I speak about gratitude and growth and change. It’s the most vulnerable part of the set. Just me and a guitar before I say goodnight,” Rogers wrote. “Last night, in the middle of this speech a man yelled ‘take your top off.’ Another joined in and yelled ‘you cute though.’

“I was stunned. Furious. Fuming. Confused. And also — on a really basic level — it really hurt my feelings,” she continued. “I step on stage every night and give every part of me. And my community shows up every night and together, we create a safe space to amplify each other. To allow relief. To allow release. There’s a deep amount of trust there.”

She concluded: “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. Be kind to each other out there.” 

Her posts have since garnered nearly 140,000 likes combined, with thousands of people commenting their support and denouncing sexual harassment. 

The singer, whose fans include former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, just finished her nationwide “Heard It In a Past Life” tour.

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