Eminem drawing criticism for using realistic gunshot sounds during Bonnaroo performance

  • Eminem drawing criticism for using realistic gunshot sounds during Bonnaroo performance

Eminem drawing criticism for using realistic gunshot sounds during Bonnaroo performance

Eminem caused panic among some fans at the Bonnaroo music festival when a sound effect which sounded like gunfire was used at the end of one song.

"He has used this effect - as have hundreds other artists - in his live show for over 10 years".

But whether "gunshot sound" or "loud boom", the bang frightened some attendees, including those who said they wish they'd been warned in advance about the noise.

However, some fans pointed out that Eminem has used the gunshot effects in his set for around six years.

'@AndreaRussett @sandwahhh @macykatemusic found this on Instagram, the way everyone screams and the camera drops is terrifying, ' one user wrote and shared a video from the performance.

Terror Panic ensued during the 8 Mile star's performance of his song Kill You
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Another Twitter user, Sara Benyo, tweeted: "Worst decision ever to ask @Eminem to play, @bonnaroo".

Three separate gunshot-type sounds rang out during his set, which sparked tweets disparaging the Detroit rapper because of the timing of the effects amid recent mass shootings, the Tennessean reported.

"Being at a festival/concert in these current times brings new concerns & fears", wrote Cristi Williams on Twitter. "Would have been good to have a warning before show".

Social media star Andrea Russett was in attendance, where she criticized Eminem for his use of the sound, saying that it really affected her in a negative way. This is the reality we are living. "This is not amusing or even something to be joked about". Following the mass shooting at Las Vegas' Route 91 Harvest Festival previous year, Eminem's controversial artistic decision has been branded "EXTREMELY irresponsible and distasteful" by one attendee. "Why all of a sudden is Tennessee getting all cut up about it?" If you knew the songs you'd expect them.