The graphics department might have gotten a bit carried away during a performance at Tuesday’s Brit Awards in London because everyone freaked out that the band The 1975 had been caught in an elaborate, on-air hacking fiasco.
Tweets started popping up from concerned viewers who thought the mean text cards that took over the screen during the band’s performance weren’t supposed to be part of the show.
Odotsheaman #TeamOSM (@slackup.meOdotsheaman) February 22, 2017
am I just being an idiot or did the 1975 at the brits get hacked?? pic.twitter.com/BafRUZhG3v
Jess (@slackup.meBasquillJess) February 22, 2017
Alan Clarke (@slackup.meap_clarke) February 22, 2017
It turns out the concerned tweeters just hadn’t seen the video the British band’s performance was based on. The group’s song, The Sound, uses the same pink-and-white text cards that popped up during their live performance.
As their true fans were quick to point out, if anyone had seen the video they would understand they were very much not hacked.
People saying the 1975 were hacked clearly have never seen a music video or live show from them
Dan! (@slackup.meDanHayes360) February 22, 2017
Here’s the video the live set took inspiration from and the root of all the hacking confusion:
Also congrats; the band won this year’s Best British Group award. And didn’t get hacked. Winning all around.