BRITS 2017: People Think The 1975's Performance Was Hacked But Here's What Really Happened
22 February 2017, 23:16 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
It's not the first time this has happened...
If you happened to catch The 1975's incredible BRIT awards performance of 'The Sound', you'll have probably noticed something a bit weird about the whole thing - like the fact that messages kept popping up on screen during the song.
At random points, pink title cards flashed up with some pretty incriminating comments on them, leading people to think the band's set and live broadcast had been infiltrated by some kind of pink-loving hacker group.
Someone at #BRITs2017 don't like The 1975's! Some lovely subtitles playing!— Daniel May (@MrDMay) February 22, 2017
What's happening to the 1975's performance at #BRITs2017? Elaborate stunt, trying to be ironic which of course now has me tweeting about it?— James Chambers (@chamesjambers) February 22, 2017
Someone hacked The 1975 Brit performance, and I have to say I completely agree with these comments pic.twitter.com/k2u17DZlSM— Tiff (@Tiffanyhealey) February 22, 2017
But it was all part of the band's master plan, you see... If you've ever watched the video for 'The Sound', you'll know that these same title cards pop up during the vid and unfortunately - as hilarious as Matty and the boys would have found it - it was not a mastermind cyber attack.
On their tour, fans even set up a project to make their own title cards inspired by 'The Sound' video. Cute, right. They submitted some nice ones.
Of course, everyone who stans for The 1975 managed to catch the reference, while everyone else sat at home was left sweating because they thought one of the biggest networks in the UK had just been taken down by international hackers. Jokes you on guyyyyyys.
people thinking the brits was hacked during the 1975, it's on their music video for the song it was meant to be there #BRITs2017— Amy (@AmyFurey) February 22, 2017
When everyone thinks the Brits were hacked to slag off the 1975 but it's really just The 1975 doing it and slagging off The 1975 #BRITs2017— sinéad lyons (@Sineadlyons3) February 22, 2017
Oli Sykes thought it was great too.
Flash cards on @the1975 Brit set is genius— Oliver Sykes (@olobersyko) February 22, 2017
Anyway, here's the full performance:
the 1975 at the brits 2017 pic.twitter.com/i5KYyi3yB5— max (@maxcdesign) February 22, 2017
Which title card will you be stealing for your new Twitter header? We're taking 'Unconvincing Emo Lyrics'.