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The Chainsmokers Have Been Taking Some Serious Heat After American Idol Performance

The Chainsmokers Have Been Taking Some Serious Heat After American Idol Performance
Chris Vattima

A few days ago, we had the privilege to sit down with The Chainsmokers, Drew Taggart and Alex Pall. They discussing their huge success of the track #SELFIE. But now, the guys have been receiving some serious hate on Twitter.

Last week, The Chainsmokers appeared on American Idol to perform their hit single #SELFIE on live TV. During the performance, host Ryan Seacrest encouraged the crowd to take selfies using the hashtag #IdolSelfies and post them. Drew and Alex were running around the crowd, snapping pictures with everyone, including the judges. Check out the clip below.

The Internet nearly exploded after their performance made its way onto YouTube. From Mat Zo, Porter Robinson, deadmau5, and Knife Party, EDM’s biggest names didn’t hesitate to give their opinions. Let me tell you, they aren’t shy about their feelings. deadmau5, who is usually one of the first to weigh in when situations like these arise, tweeted, “The only thing @TheChainsmokers and pop EDM have in common is probably cancer.” Knife Party tweeted, “Ladies n gentlemen, this is what happens if you don’t say “no” to your management”.

On the contrary, The Chainsmokers had one artist to defend their performance. Laidback Luke tweeted, “What @thechainsmokers are going through right now is a trap that has been there for generations. This is the clue, bare with me: Make sure you put out a track you can be really proud of, cause if you break through with that you’re forever glued to that track,” he said. “So in this case, they’ll still be playing ‘Selfie’ in 20 years.”

Obviously The Chainsmokers had to respond to all of this hate they were receiving, sending out a series of tweets defending their move to perform on the show. They argued that their goal is to be financially successful in an industry that can chew you up and spit you out in the blink of an eye. Drew and Alex also believe they should not be getting all of this hate if they are currently achieving those goals. You can check out all of their tweets below.

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Chris Vattima
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My name is Chris Vattima. I joined TSS in late 2012 and it has been the time of my life. I love all types of music. Philly boy. 215 till I die. Follow me on Twitter - @ChrisVattima

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