Jack White has spoken out about a recent incident at one of his gigs. The rocker says he is “really disappointed” by a homophobic altercation that occurred at one of his shows just last week.
White was playing a concert at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada, November 2nd. It’s reported by the NME that gig goer Allyson MacIvor was told to stop kissing her friend. According to CBS, White was rocking the crowd with a rendition of ‘Seven Nation Army’ when the couple was ordered to stop by a staff worker.
Speaking to CBS MacIvor said,
“I embraced my girlfriend, and some staff member came in between us, and she said, ‘This is not allowed here.’ It was very violating and invasive. It’s not something I’d ever imagine experiencing, honestly.”
MacIvor also claimed that the manager of the music venue also “apologised profusely” after the two people were escorted to them by the member of staff. Despite the apology, MacIvor asserted that “it still didn’t help the incident and the hurt that came out of this”.
Now, White has spoken out about the incident. White shared a post to Instagram and wrote a caption to an old photo of two women kissing at a Beatles concert in 1964, White said: “It’s 2018 now and two people expressing affection shouldn’t have to hide.”
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This photo is a lesbian couple sharing a kiss at a Beatles concert in 1964 while the rest of the crowd screamed for the band. This is one of my favorite photos because of how beautiful the situation is; they are hiding in plain sight. Its 2018 now and two people expressing affection shouldn’t have to hide. The news that two women were stopped from kissing during my show in Edmonton really disappointed me. At the next show in Calgary I dedicated the song “love interruption” to the two women and encouraged everyone in the crowd to kiss their loved ones. Let’s promote love and acceptance wherever and whenever we can. -Jack White III
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