Emilie Autumn has proved that the insulting phrase “fight like a girl,” can be redefined, and here are five times that Emilie Autumn proved to all of us that she is a powerfully brazen girl that packs a lot of mettle in her deceptively small body. Much like the power of her voice, the verve of her emotionally-packed performances, she has more than once shown all of us how to stand up for ourselves, and above all, be proud of who we are!
Here are the five times Emilie Autumn has fought like a girl!
Emilie Autumn SLAPS rude audience member
At El Rey theater when Emilie Autumn kindly asked the audience to help her count the lovely pairs of stockings she had just put on backstage, an annoying jerkface from the crowd decided to cow “Emilie” into “taking her stockings off.” Taken aback by his rude comment, Emilie Autumn humorously asked him “to take off his shirt,” effectively turning the tables on him.
Unwilling to do so, he stretched his hand, insultingly, towards Emilie’s crotch, but his efforts were stalled, when Emilie slapped his hand away, refusing to apologize for his “signature, strong girl” defense of her body, her turf for the night (her stage.
Emilie Autumn Talking about things that were stolen from the stage!
Her theatrical anger is both emotionally-arresting, but strangely humorous. Someone has stolen “Suffer,” one of her cherished stage set-pieces. In an effort to remind Plague Rats of the importance to be irrepressibly vigilant, in face of defending Emilie Autumn’s stage, Emilie Autumn angrily, though quite articulately, reminds fans of their mission, besides enjoying the show of course!
Emilie Autumn standing up for her fine self- “You’re in my house!”
While Emilie Autumn and the lovely Veronica Varlow (one of her Bloody Krumpets) were playfully flirting with each other, some rude guy decided to interject on their act, and demand “More girl kisses!” to which Emilie responded with fitting sarcastic anger, “You’re in my house now!”
Emilie Autumn shows unprofessional Georgia Venue who’s boss!
At a Georgia venue, they had two different stages, and Emilie Autumn’s performance of “Shalott” was interrupted by a jarring, discordant, and ridiculously loud sound from another performance at the other stage. Emilie Autumn refused to resume playing, thus giving Plague Rats a subpar, hard-to-hear performance. Instead, she yelled for anyone that worked at the venue to either rectify the problem, or she would allow the Plague Rats themselves “to shut down” whatever distracting performance was going on at the time.
Thankfully, the other performance on the other stage finally quieted, letting Emilie return to what she does best, playing her Victorian harpsichord and singing an ingenious song, based off Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Lady of Shalott”
Emilie Autumn’s Stands Up to Bullying!
Rather than dispensing with trite platitudes, Emilie Autumn offers an emboldening message about staying true to yourself, and remaining as comfortable as possible in your own skin, when standing up to adversity. Never let the adversity redefine you, for “fighting like a girl” involves fighting the strongest fight against reckless conventionality.