Paramore Is No Longer Going To Sing 'Misery Business' On Live Shows Anymore

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Usually when big bands have a huge single, they sing that song on live shows around the world without controversy.

Well Paramore has had to no longer sing one of its biggest singles 'Misery Business' at live shows anymore because of some offensive lyrics it has.

As reported by NME, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams announced in a show last week in Nashville that 'Misery Business' will be retired from their setlists from now on.

The backlash for the song is due to some people thinking that it's sexist and anti-feminist.

The lyrics that caused the controversy is: "Once a whore, you’re nothing more, I’m sorry, that will never change". It's worth mentioning these lyrics were written by Hayley Williams back when she was only 17 years old.

Hayley Williams says the decision to retire the song was their own choice. You can read what she had to say posted down below.

This is a choice that we’ve made because we feel that we should, we feel like it’s time 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."

Last year, Hayley Williams spoke to Track 7 about the backlash against 'Misery Business'. Her explanation is posted below.

The thing that annoyed me, was that I had already done so much soul-searching about it, years before anyone else had decided there was an issue. When the article began circulating, I sort of had to go and rehash everything in front of everybody. It was important, however, for me to show humility in that moment. I was a 17 year old kid when I wrote the lyrics in question and if I can somehow exemplify what it means to grow up, get information, and become any shade of ‘woke’, then that’s a-okay with me.

Its a little unfortunate the band can no longer sing the song since it was the single that made them famous in the first place.

Thankfully, Paramore has a big catalog of other songs that they can sing at concerts and live shows.

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