New York-based cover band, Brass Against, Sofia Urista, spoke out after receiving backlash from one of her shows.
Earlier this month, Sofia performed at a music festival in Daytona. While on stage, she told the audience she had to “relieve” herself. Then she brought a male fan on stage and told him to lie down. She performed a rendition of Rage Against the Machine’s “Wake Up,” and urinated on the male fan. Take a look:
— Miami Lit 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 (@MiamiLitt) November 15, 2021
Sofia apologized on social media. She said she went too far.
“Hey everyone. I want to speak to my performance at Rockville metal festival in Daytona. I have always pushed the limits on music and on stage. That night, I pushed the limits too far.” She continued,
“I love my family, the band, and the fans more than anything and I know some were hurt or offended by what I did. I apologize to them and want them to know I didn’t mean to hurt them.” Sofia ended the message by saying she’s not a “shock artist.”
“I am not a shock artist. I always want to put my music first. I’m grateful for all your love and support.”
On Sofia’s post, her fans showered her with love. However, some online users have different views. Check out some reactions:
Privately do what you want but public acts by definition invite public reaction. Not everyone is ok with being exposed to dehumanizing acts. The apology was appropriate.
— Tasi (@TasiTalofa) November 17, 2021
No apologies needed! I would have been ecstatic to be up there.
— Lexi McAndrew (@lexi_mcandrew) November 16, 2021
This isn't my kinda a thing but it's two consenting adults,so it's all good hahahahaha … and I agree,no apology was required,now I must check out their music @sophiaurista @BrassAgainst https://t.co/K9CPjCZETR
— romeo (@arthuromeo) November 18, 2021
Sexual Predator @sophiaurista can be clearly seen using her fame to lure her victim & make him comply in the horrific sexual assault that occurred on stage in Rockville.
The rape apologists who r justifying it as "he liked it" are grooming men & perpetuating rape culture.#MeToo pic.twitter.com/RqQOEmWCtk
— Mick Kay (@mick_kaay) November 16, 2021