White Stripes frontman Jack White has responded to claims that two female fans were told to stop kissing at a recent Canadian concert by an usher.
Allyson MacIvor, who attended the show in Edmonton on Friday 2nd of November, took to Facebook to describe how an employee at Rogers Place had stepped in to tell her to stop kissing her female friend, going as far as to physically insert themselves between the two women.
White responded to the reported incident in an Instagram message saying: “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
White posted an image of two women kissing at a Beatles concert in 1964, captioned to voice his disappointment in the situation taking place in 2018: “The news that two women were stopped from kissing during my show in Edmonton really disappointed me.”
The artist finished the post by urging readers to: “promote love and acceptance wherever and whenever we can. “