When Stevie Nicks Was Accused Of Witchcraft
Stevie Nicks made a surprising appearance on American Horror Story in 2014 as a white witch and played her role smoothly as herself in the iconic Ryan Murphy TV show. Fans highly praised her appearance, and she added music to the show for its iconic season, ‘Coven.’ On the show, she performed ‘Rhiannon,’ ‘Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You?,’ ‘Seven Wonders,’ and ‘Gypsy.’
In the show, the witch coven reveals that even famous names like Stevie Nicks are witches and have to hide who they are to stay safe. The singer also appeared in the last season of the show ‘Apocalypse’ and sang for the coven. These appearances were important for Stevie Nicks because her role was a reference to the rumors that emerged in the ’70s.
Why Did People Think Stevie Nicks Was A Witch?
Stevie Nicks was always known to have her unique style regarding her appearance on and off stage. She mainly appears wearing black, and during the ’70s, many judged her because of a misconception. Due to her black garments, she received death threats on the grounds of her being a witch and pursuing witchcraft.
She changed her appearance briefly to light-colored garments but didn’t feel like herself and returned to her classic look in ’83. She didn’t just stop because of the criticism but also because people were scaring her with death threats, convinced that she was a supernatural being. She revealed her thoughts and opinions on this back in 2013 to Los Angles Times and stressed that nobody should change themselves due to fear.
Here is what Nicks said regarding witchcraft allegations in 2013:
“At the beginning of my career, the whole idea that some wacky, creepy people were writing, ‘You’re a witch, you’re a witch!’ was so arresting. And there I am like, ‘No, I’m not! I wear black because it makes me look thinner, you idiots.’ I stopped wearing black for like a year. Then I was just like, ‘Okay, bring it, freaks. I’m not going to wear an apricot. You think whatever you want because I’m going to wear my beautiful, long black dress. Get out of my face.’
I got mad. I went back to black. So when all this came along, I was like, ‘What? Really? Am I going to turn this down because of all that past nonsense?’ I’m way too old, and I’ve been through way too much to give up an opportunity like this. I’m fearless. You have to be fearless in life, Yvonne. I’m not afraid of anything. Don’t you ever be afraid of anything.”
Surprisingly, wearing black clothes was enough for people to name her an actual witch. However, with her powerful songs, voice, and appearance, Nicks delighted her fans with her musical career, acting career, and personal life while laughing at these types of allegations as a fearless woman. Moreover, appearing in American Horror Story as a witch was a whimsical way of showing that strength and wit to the whole world.