AceShowbiz - When 5 Seconds of Summer announced that they would be hitting the road with The Chainsmokers for the latter's North American tour, they expected that fans would be happy by the news. However, in contrary, the announcement was met with fury from fans who couldn't quite wrap their minds around their decision to tour with the DJ duo.
Fans have their reason to be angry by the news, with one sharing several screengrabs of The Chainsmokers' controversial interview. During the session, Alex Pall joked that he couldn't bring his dog to China, and many deemed his comment as racist remarks against the Asian community. In result of that, they faced backlash from people.
This is who 5sos is touring with. im disgusted. pic.twitter.com/6CkGD4aZmU— silje (@babylonspidey) February 12, 2019
"This is who 5sos is touring with. im disgusted," so the said fan wrote alongside the pictures. Another declared that they would not be attending the concert, "I don't want to be a hater but I just cannot support a band like them. I guess I'll just wait till 5sos tours alone again."
guess* and yeah i don’t want to be a hater but i just cannot support a band like them. i guess i’ll just wait till 5sos tours alone again— nea (@neavocados) February 12, 2019
An individual said, "WHY are you doing this? they are problematic & have done horrible things. im literally so disappointed, this is embarrassing for you and your career." One other noted, "No offense but we're allowed to be angry that 5sos are touring with the chainsmokers because they're s***ty misogynistic, racist people and I don't like that one of my favorite bands is being associated with them. It's not even because of TC's s***ty music. It's them as people."
WHY are you doing this? they are problematic & have done horrible things. im literally so disappointed, this is embarrassing for you and your career— &rea (@andreaistupid) February 12, 2019
no offense but we’re allowed to be angry that 5sos are touring with the chain smokers because they’re shitty misogynistic, racist people and i don’t like that one of my favorite bands is being associated with them. it’s not even because of TC’s shitty music. it’s them as people.— madi (@aureums) February 12, 2019
5 Seconds of Summer has yet to respond to the backlash.
Dubbed "World War Joy", The Chainsmokers' tour will kick off on September 25 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio and includes stop in Chicago, Detroit and Toronto. The trek is scheduled to wrap up on December 6 at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. Tickets will go on sale to general public starting from Friday, February 15.