Six60 slammed for singing about guns and bullets at Christchurch You Are Us concert

Kiwi band Six60 has prompted outrage online for performing a song with lyrics about guns and bullets at the You Are Us/Aroha Nui concert at Christchurch Stadium on Wednesday night.

The 'Don't Give Up' hitmakers joined a star-studded line-up of musicians to raise money for the victims of the shootings at two Christchurch mosques that left 50 dead and 50 more injured.

They kicked off their set with 'Vibes', which includes the lyrics: "I'm a loaded gun, got my aim on you/ It turns out that you ain't bulletproof" and "got the loaded gun, I hope your aim is true".

Fans were quick to point out the problematic nature of the song's message in the context of the fundraising gig.

"Not the best song choice was it @SIX60. Talking about loaded guns and not being bulletproof, really should have thought about that one," one Twitter user wrote.

"Where on Earth were your heads at?" another questioned.

Kiwi YouTuber Caito Potatoe also called out the band, who recently made history when they sold out Western Springs Stadium in Auckland.

"Thinking back now six60 singing 'Vibes' probs wasn't the best song to sing at a fundraiser concert for the victims of the shooting in christchurch lol..." she tweeted.

"How dumb do you gotta be to sing a song with the lyrics 'I'm a loaded gun, got my aim on you' and 'Turns out you ain't bulletproof' at a benefit concert for a mass shooting?" read another tweet.

Other musical tributes on the night included a te reo Maori cover of Crowded House's 'Don't Dream It's Over' performed by Stan Walker, and a duet of 'The Sound Of Silence' by Lorde and Marlon Williams.

At the time of writing, Six60 has not responded to the criticism.

All proceeds from the concert will go to the Our People, Our City fund set up to help those affected by the Christchurch shootings.