Taylor Swift Doesn't Want You to Throw Things on Stage Either

"Because communication means having gentle, healthy boundaries: it really freaks me out when stuff gets thrown on the stage"

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Nov 13, 2023

Every time we think the #YeetBeat has maybe mercifully come to an end, it comes back around like, well, karma. Speaking of, 2023 Apple Music Artist of the Year Taylor Swift further exploded the internet during her first South American Eras Tour shows in Buenos Aires, Argentina, over the weekend — particularly by singing "Karma is the guy on the Chiefs / Coming straight home to me," and later kissing tagalong Travis Kelce, who's on an NFL bye week.

The pop star also had to address the tired trend of fans throwing shit on stage while artists are performing when a projectile made its way up during the evermore act of the show, admitting to the audience that it really freaks her out.

After debuting 1989 (Taylor's Version) vault track "Slut!" live for the first time at an Estadio River Plate performance — that was initially scheduled to take place on Friday (November 10) but was postponed to last night (November 13) due to weather — something that kind of looks like a stuffed animal or bundle of flowers was tossed on stage by a fan (some of whom camped out for months in advance).

Sounding a little rattled, Swift promptly gave a little speech urging people to kindly leave chucking stuff in the "Would've, Could've, Should've" category of actionable thoughts.

"And just because communication means having gentle, healthy boundaries: it really freaks me out when stuff gets thrown on the stage," the singer-songwriter said. "Because if it's on the stage, then a dancer can trip on it. And I love that you brought presents, and that is so nice, but just, can you please not throw them on the stage? I love you so much."

If it bears reminding, this uptick in concertgoers treating performers like target practice back in June, when a man was arrested for throwing a phone at Bebe Rexha's face. After a slew of similar incidences, Adele called on fans to stop throwing things at their faves during one of her Las Vegas residency shows, although many seem to have chosen not to heed her advice — and some artists have thrown an UNO Reverse Card at the situation.

Billie Eilish likewise spoke to the dangerous fad, saying, "I have mixed feelings about it, because when you're up there it blows. But you know it's out of love and they're just trying to give you something."

See fan-shot footage of the projectile getting thrown on stage while Swift was at the piano, as well as her subsequent speech, below.

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