Fans are not happy with Eminem using realistic sounding gunshots during his Bonnaroo set
Fans reportedly felt triggered upon hearing the gunshots during the rapper’s performance.
After the recent mass shootings and intense gun violence in the United States that have left hundreds dead and even more injured, a lot of Americans are particularly sensitive to the sound of gunshots. This was very apparent during Eminem's set at Bonnaroo when the sound of gunshots coming from the stage left many festival goers feeling panicked and afraid.
According to multiple accounts from social media, including videos from the show, when the gunshot sound effects went off, they were so realistic sounding that audience members feared there was an actual shooting underway. One festival-goer tweeted that he had to leave the area because "panic was setting in" amongst the crowd.