Paramore has decided that they will not be playing “Misery Business” at live shows anymore due to the lyric “Once a whore, you’re nothing more, I’m sorry, that will never change” being taken as “anti-feminist” for some. It’s a lyric, Hayley Williams wrote when she was 17.

NME writes:

Paramore have announced they will no longer play ‘Misery Business’, their breakthrough hit, at live shows. The track has been the focus of a heated debate whether the lyrics are ‘anti-feminist’.

Frontwoman Hayley Williams declared the song’s retirement at a special one-off concert event in their hometown of Nashville on September 7. The headline show also marked the end of touring their 2017 album ‘After Laughter’.

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