Brown was writing in response to a post made on the band's Twitter page last week that was critical of the DJ for working with the two men they described as "predators and abusers."
"We are really upset, confused and disappointed by Marshmello's choice to work with Tyga and Chris Brown," the band wrote on their page. "We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behaviour. That is not something we can or will stand behind."
Brown's tongue-lashing continued in the responses to their post. "Keep groveling over you own insecurities and hatred," he wrote. "I'M BLACK AND PROUD. AND I KNOW ITS HURTS THAT U GUYS ARE STRUGGLING WIT LIFE OR PEACE SO U ARE FORCED TO SEE MY SUCCESS. You aren't even #2 (REMEMBER 2nd place only means YOU LOST FIRST! TA-TA. GOODDAY PEASANTS."
But whereas Chris Brown went on the offensive, attacking the band, Tyga's response was more even-keeled and even took responsibility for his past actions, asking for the allowance of growth and self-improvement. "Where are God's children," he wrote in response to the same post. "Everyone makes mistakes no ones perfect. Let's Keep the energy positive."
Brown plead guilty to felony assault of Rihanna in 2009, with pictures of the singer's battered face quickly going viral. Allegations of violence and drug abuse have plagued the singer since. Tyga faced criticism for his relationship with Kylie Jenner, with many speculating it began when the reality star was 16-years old.
Chvrchs front-woman Lauren Mayberry wasn't shy in standing by the band's stance, and went so far as to show some of the ugliness of social media by sharing foul responses she'd received in her initial response from people supporting Brown and Tyga.
Maberry protected the identity of one person who attacked her using the same crimes Brown and Tyga are accused of, and even threw R. Kelly in there for no particular reason, weakening their whole argument.
After several days, Mayberry is still getting hate messages from men, she claims (she continues to hide their identities), with most of them asserting she and the band are racist for their criticism and barraging her with insults like "white trash" and "trailer trash" and slinging racist epithets at her.
She finally wrapped up a tour of some of the messages she's received with a follow-up picture of a jacket emblazoned with the words, "Love is dead," captioning the image, "Ain't that the truth."
The same Instagram post Brown responded to, which is a picture of the band, has become filled with messages defending Brown and Tyga while dragging and trashing the group. In fact, the comments in all of the band's recent photos have become dominated by talk of this growing feud, with more fans attacking the band than coming to their defense.
They've found some more support on Twitter, but plenty of criticism there as well. Below are the direct messages Mayberry shared, as well as a few of the public posts the band has seen in response to their taking this stand:
Whore, cunt, bitch and the KKK all in one sentence. Do I get a prize? Bingo? Someone saying they will “bash your skull in” for denouncing domestic abuse is somewhat ironic... #NotSorry pic.twitter.com/CY3wRBfnTi
The last “bitch” really helped get the point across 🤣 Angry men on the internet can call me all the names they want. I still think domestic abuse is wrong. Peace out, internet. Tomorrow is a brand new day. pic.twitter.com/CEh4HijD6J
Stfu, u gotta understand that when chris brown beat rihanna it happend 2010 and he even apologized about it let it fucking go light it up was fucking great and tyga is in a better lane than you rn he has made so many great hits rn. Sorry who the fuck is chrvches?
People like you make me sick! He whom without sin cast the first stone! People don't lose value when they make mistakes in life! You people always bringing up Chris Brown past but crickets when it come to white artists! Racist!
It's racist and it's beyond unnecessary, stop trying to act like u care when deep down u have feelings if hate for hip hop and it's culture. Stop tryna hide under the guise of sexual crimes. Chris/tyga ain't rape or molest nobody. This a fricken reach. Smh pic.twitter.com/WA4AM0V4dj
Now I see their true colors. Never going to another concert again. Ten years and you can't let Chris brown move on? Are u serious dude has a daughter and has apologized many times. This is what racism and prejudice looks like. This crap right here.