A Glastonbury performer has urged the BBC to remove footage from her set after she was hit with streams of “personal abuse” online.
Singer-songwriter Billy Nomates, real name Tor Maries, performed on the Valuable Farms Park stage on Friday afternoon.
But after clips of the 33-year-old’s performance were later shared on BBC Radio 6’s social media channels, she faced a fair amount of backlash from online trolls.
She took to her Instagram Stories to sooner rather than later delete her overall profile, publicly asked the broadcaster to remove the footage, and mentioned that she won’t be performing now after completing her scheduled dates this summer.
She insisted: “The level of personal abuse @bbc6muic on social media on the way to work today is insane.
Backlash: Billy Nomates, real name Thor Maris, has urged the BBC to remove footage from her set after she was hit with online streams of “personal abuse”.
“I have asked for all images to be removed.
“I know what I do is not for everyone. I know a lot of people don’t judge me. But the level of personal violence on the public page is too high.
“No more shows after this summer. You wouldn’t stay in a workplace that would do that to you. Why would I.
The singer took to the stage solo and performed without a band, which appears to have been the focus of criticism online.
A BBC spokesman said: “We want 6 Music to be a place where great artists like Billy Nomates are celebrated and supported, and we have honored Tor’s request to remove the clip from our social channels.”
Currently, the set is still available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
After her patience, the artist was flooded with help from fellow musicians and followers.
Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, who was responsible for organizing Glastonbury’s Left Field tent, took to Twitter to single out the gifted star.
Performance: The singer-songwriter performed at Worthy Farm’s Park Stage on Friday afternoon.
Harsh: But after clips of the 33-year-old’s performance were later shared on BBC Radio 6’s social media channels, she faced a flurry of backlash from online trolls.
He wrote on Twitter: “Solidarity from everyone at Left Field with Billy No Mates who was so badly attacked online after her @glastonbury set was posted on @BBC6Music she asked for the clip to be taken down,” wrote the New England artist .
“She played a set for us last year and was brilliant. You always have a place here Tor.
While producer The Anchoress added: “Glastonbury should have been the highlight of the fantastic Billy Nomates’ career, but instead the toxic and hateful online culture is ruining everything and she’s asked them to remove footage from her incredible set.”
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Radio DJ Edith Bowman added: ‘I love @_billy_nomates, a huge talent and stands out for being true to himself.. great Glasto set.. xx’
“Billy Nomates (Thor Maris) is one of our finest artists – someone who deserves a Mercury Prize nomination for CACTI next month,” wrote music journalist Sam Liddicott. Her efficiency was incredible!
Plea: She took to her Instagram Stories, sooner rather than later deleted her overall profile, publicly asked the broadcaster to take down the footage, and mentioned that she would not be performing now after fulfilling her already scheduled dates this summer.
Support: Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, who was involved in organizing Glastonbury’s left-field tent, reiterated his support for the star.
“Too outraged to write down…but clearly misogyny and sexism is rampant. Now something has to change.
Comedian and author Robin Ince commented: “I hope Billy Nomates noticed all the people praising him this morning – as long as you give it your all, after you see people mocking or rejecting it, you’re probably going to break completely, but it seems , that there is also a surprising amount. affection comes out. there for her — right.
Critics tend to describe Billy Nomate’s style of music as post-punk, with the artist describing himself as “unwavering”.
In response to punk rock’s recycling of rock ‘n’ roll clichés, no wave musicians may instead experiment with noise, dissonance and atonality.
In 2020, BBC Radio 6 music DJ Amy Lamé chose Nomate’s self-titled debut album as album of the year.