The Chainsmokers have by no means come off as political artists. The final time the dance-pop duo appeared on this website, they had been underneath investigation for taking part in a present for his or her FuckJerry Tequila model within the Hamptons through the early pandemic period. Again at their weirdly gigantic 2017 peak, the Chainsmokers felt it essential to guarantee the world that they’re “not assholes.” However now that an previous Chainsmokers hit has turn into an unlikely pro-choice TikTok anthem, the Chainsmokers have embraced it.
Folks stories that quite a lot of TikTok customers have been utilizing the Chainsmokers’ single “Paris,” a #6 hit in 2017, to protest the Supreme Court docket overturning Roe V. Wade and to supply solidarity and assist to girls searching for abortion. “Paris” is a couple of relationship fraying, not in regards to the finish of abortion rights in America, however folks have apparently seized on the road “if we go down, then we go down collectively.”
On Twitter, the Chainsmokers write that seeing folks use “Paris” on this new context has been “one thing particular to witness.” One TikTok consumer posted a video of herself crying whereas listening to “Paris,” writing, “Do you assume The Chainsmokers knew their little pop tune about Paris could be used to battle for reproductive rights? Fuck the Supreme Court docket.” Drew Taggart, one half of the Chainsmokers, reposted the video on the Chainsmokers’ TikTok, including a side-by-side picture of himself wanting unhappy and lip-syncing the tune. Within the caption, Taggart wrote, “we didn’t see that coming however are glad that one thing we wrote is getting used to help a trigger we consider in.”
@thechainsmokers #duet with @moschultemusic ♬ Paris – The Chainsmokers
The bar for “not assholes” isn’t very excessive right here, nevertheless it’s price noting that the Chainsmokers usually are not, actually, being assholes proper now.