Here's why Paramore won't be playing 'Misery Business' live anymore

scandal 14/09/2018

The song that launched Paramore onto our radars back in 2007 (while we were all going through our emo phases...) won't be played at live shows anymore, according to the band.

Hayley Williams, Paramore's lead singer, announced that the band won't be performing their song 'Misery Business' at their live shows anymore because of it's slut shaming lyrics...

While performing in Nashville this week, Williams told the crowd "Tonight we're playing this song for the last time, for a really long time."

Hayley wrote the song when she was 17, and now as a 29-year-old, explained that they band wanted to “move away from it for a little while.”

“This is to every bad decision that led us here, this is to all the embarrassing things we might have said, but we owned up to it and we grew.” 

The particular lyric in question is "Once a whore, you’re nothing more, I’m sorry that’ll never change,” which has copped a lot of flack over the years. Hayley was young when she wrote the song, and no longer wants to portray the 'slut-shaming' message to her fans, leading to the decision to stop playing the song live.

Fans have had mixed reactions to the decision on Twitter, but we reckon good on Hayley and the band for not wanting to spread those bad vibes!