Joshua Bassett Shuts Down Olivia Rodrigo Hate at Concert

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He’s no traitor. Joshua Bassett was fast to close down a fan’s expletive-filled remark about ex Olivia Rodrigo throughout a current efficiency.

The 22-year-old actor performed a present on the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, March 12, as a part of his Sophisticated Tour when an viewers member shouted, “F–ok Olivia,” in the course of his tune “Set Me Free.”

In a video from the concert shared through social media, Bassett continued taking part in the piano however turned towards the gang with a involved look on his face. He shook his head and rolled his eyes whereas singing, carrying on with the tune regardless of the heckler’s interruption.

Rodrigo, 20, and Bassett’s relationship made headlines in January 2021 after the actress launched her hit single “Drivers License,” which many followers consider hints at drama between the Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical — The Collection costars. The Grammy-winning tune seemingly references Sabrina Carpenter, who was linked to Bassett in 2020 following his rumored romance with Rodrigo.

The “Favourite Crime” artist and Bassett stored the standing of their relationship beneath wraps, however each Disney stars have launched songs that seem to stipulate what went down between them. Carpenter, 23, seemingly chimed in with telling lyrics of her personal on her tune “Pores and skin” — however she denied having any unhealthy blood with Rodrigo.

“[‘Skin’] isn’t calling out one single individual,” she defined through Instagram in January 2021. “Some traces deal with a particular state of affairs, whereas different traces deal with loads of different experiences I’ve had this previous 12 months.. it additionally reveals that many issues have really gotten beneath my pores and skin.. and I’m nonetheless studying to not give different folks a lot energy over my emotions.”

Later that 12 months, Bassett tried to defuse the strain throughout an interview with GQ. “[Everyone] is asking me about Sabrina and Olivia,” he stated in December 2021. “Why don’t we give attention to these girls for who they’re? Let’s give attention to the artwork that they’re making and the way nice they’re as a substitute of their relationship to a boy.”

The Soiled John alum opened up in regards to the excessive backlash he confronted from followers for his involvement within the alleged love triangle. “I might see TikToks with like 50 million views and 10 million likes saying, ‘If I ever see that child on the road, I’m going to f—king kill him.’ It’s onerous to see that after which be dwelling in New York and strolling down the road,” he instructed the outlet. “I received a protector display screen on my cellphone so folks can’t have a look at it once I’m at a espresso store. There are particular individuals who I can’t hang around with in public as a result of they’re too loud.”

On the time, the California native confessed that he and Rodrigo hadn’t spoken “since ‘Driver’s License’ got here out.” The twosome reunited in August 2022, posing for images on the season 3 premiere of HSMTMTS in Los Angeles.