Battle Of The Decibels: Did Triple J Just Start A Ruel Vs Billie Eilish Fan Beef?

5 November 2019 | 1:35 pm | Staff Writer

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In completely serious news, it seems triple j's Richard Kingsmill has started a beef with Ruel fans after he claimed the crowd at the singer's recent concert wasn't as loud as Billie Eilish's earlier in the year. 

Tweeting last night after triple j's Live At The Wireless played Ruel's recent set at Hordern Pavilion and said, "You've never heard a crowd louder than this", Kingsmill wrote, "Look. I ran it past the ABC Fact Check department. They agree that Billie Eilish’s crowd was one decibel louder." 

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Fans of the 17-year-old singer-songwriter were not pleased. 

"Mind your business richard [sic] we didn't ask," one wrote. 

"Ok richard [sic] go back to packing your kids [sic] lunch," said another.

Even Ruel has weighed into the debate, acknowledging the burn "cut deep". 

He's since urged fans to stop attacking Kingsmill. 

Ruel recently took home Best Australian Act at the 2019 MTV EMAs.