Eminem criticised after 'gunshot' effects used at gig

Fans spooked by gunshot sound effects during Eminem's Bonnaroo performance

Instead, the sound effect used at the music festival "was a pyrotechnic concussion which creates a loud boom", they said in a statement.

Gunshot sound effects at an outdoor music festival, when memories of last year's Las Vegas concert massacre are still fresh, goes way beyond poor taste, critics told Eminem after his Saturday night set caused panic at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee.

"He has used this effect - as have hundreds of other artists - in his live show for over 10 years, including previous United States festival dates, without complaint".

But others on social media defended Eminem, saying that the rapper had been incorporating the noise in his performance for years and that the song is called "Kill You" - so concert goers should know what kind of content to expect from him.

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Another added: "Coming from a performing stand point, i get the effect of sound effects on stage, but there's a certain point that cross's the line. i'm one of eminem's number 1 fans but to hear 3 gun shots coming straight from his set had me scared af. not gonna lie. especially in this world..."

The sounds, for some, seemed a little too realistic, as "traumatised" fans took to social media after the gig to voice their anger.

"Eminem has ended Kill You with the gun shot effects for (at least) 6 years now and this is the first time someone ever complains", one Twitter user replied. "I have grown up loving Eminem and his music but I was extremely triggered to the point of tears", reports Billboard. "He has used this effect - as have hundreds other artists - in his live show for over 10 years, including previous U.S. festival dates in 2018 without complaint", the rep told People.

However, other users weighed in to defend the star, like @Kay_Potato1 who wrote, 'But haven't Eminem's songs always had gunshot sounds in them?'

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