Phoebe Bridgers Destroyed Her Guitar On ‘SNL’ And People Have A Lot To Say About It

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Phoebe Bridgers has been enjoying some well-deserved success over the past year. Three years after her debut album, Stranger In The Alps, the singer returned to 2020 with her sophomore effort, Punisher. The record was met with positive reviews by both fans and critics and also led to her receiving three Grammy nominations at next month’s award show. In addition to that, it brought her the first Saturday Night Live invite of her music career, one she fulfilled this past weekend. During the appearance, she performed “Kyoto” and “I Know The End,” but it’s the latter song that caught the attention of most viewers.
At the end of her “I Know The End” performance, Phoebe disposed of her electric guitar in a rather emphatic way: by smashing it on the amp that sat in front of her. While it took a few tries and some sparks, the singer got the job done and disposed of the mangled instrument on the stage she performed on before walking off to end the night. Considering the fact that this is far from the normal thing to occur during your usual SNL music set, Phoebe’s moment of destruction caught the attention of many and led to a slew of responses on social media.
You can revisit her performance here and read some reactions to her set below.

ladies and gentlemen, my mom moments after watching phoebe bridgers perform i know the end:
— Mia Andrea (@miagandrea) February 7, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers trying to break her guitar on SNL
— DeadSittingPrettyDilf (@deaddilf69) February 7, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers really, really, really capturing the mood of the moment. #SNL #SaturdayNightLive
— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) February 7, 2021

phoebe bridgers tonight
— alli (@aIIison__) February 7, 2021

wishing i was phoebe bridgers’ guitar on snl so that she would smash me
— tea (@teakingley) February 7, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers was valiantly trying to destroy the SNL stage, ending the program once and for all. She is a comedy hero.
— Sridhar Ramesh (@RadishHarmers) February 7, 2021

to be that guitar getting smashed by phoebe bridgers
— james ✮ (@_pughfilms) February 7, 2021

did anyone watch phoebe bridgers on snl like
— zo (@hayscodenatural) February 7, 2021

me and my mom watching phoebe bridgers smash her guitar on #snl
me vs. my mom
— valerie (@valfrenz) February 7, 2021

Me, as #PhoebeBridgers smashes her guitar on snl:
— Marcus E. Turner (@marcuseturner) February 7, 2021

Despite people reacting to the smash online, not everyone was particularly offended. Fellow musician Jason Isbell tweeted “come on guys” and got a reaction from Bridgers herself with a bit of insight into the smash.

That was like an 85 dollar guitar she smashed come on guys
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) February 7, 2021

Also great job by the way
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) February 7, 2021

She also retweeted a lot of other funny reactions to the moment and her appearing on SNL, including this one.

did phoebe’s guitar write this
— 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗯 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗻 (@calebsaysthings) February 7, 2021