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Awsten Knight Has Addressed Claims That Waterparks Fans Are All 16 Year Old Girls

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 10 October 2018 at 12.59

The biggest mic-drop moment ever.

Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, people still use 'fangirl' to insult both female fans and the bands that they like. 

But that stops here. That stops NOW. Waterparks frontman Awsten Knight has had ENOUGH.

In his signature all-caps style, Awsten posted a screenshot of Waterparks' streaming data to Twitter last night, demonstrating that they have the same number of 16 year old fans as 30 year old fans. 

He also clarified that he wouldn't mind even if they were all 16 year old fans- and added "I WOULDN’T EVEN MIND IF IT WAS, BUT I’D LIKE IT IF PEOPLE WOULD QUIT ACTING LIKE OUR FANBASE IS A BUNCH OF TWEENS BC IT’S NOT. SHOUT OUT TO THE TWEENS THO"

 He continued by posting a screenshot of the gender-split of Waterparks' streaming data, demonstrating a pretty near 50/50 split.

He also backed up a fan who replied, in defence of the fangirl~

Basically, let's stop using 'fangirl' as a term to demean passionate young women, and insult bands.  

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