This is how it’s done.
Jack White is speaking out about a homophobic incident that took place at one of his concerts in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
White wrote in an Instagram post that he learned of two women who were stopped from kissing by an usher at one of his shows on Friday at Rogers Place in Edmonton and that the incident “disappointed” him.
“It’s 2018 now and two people expressing affection shouldn’t have to hide,” White said on Tuesday night while sharing a photo of two women kissing at a 1964 Beatles concert. “The news that two women were stopped from kissing during my show in Edmonton really disappointed me.”
“Let’s promote love and acceptance wherever and whenever we can,” White said.
According to CBC News, Allyson MacIvor said she was kissing her girlfriend during White’s performance of “Seven Nation Army” when they were confronted by an usher who placed her hand in between the two of them.
“I embraced my girlfriend, and some staff member came in between us, and she said, ‘This is not allowed here,’” MacIvor said. “It was very violating and invasive…It’s not something I’d ever imagine experiencing, honestly.”
According to CBC, MacIvor added that she later spoke to a Rogers Place manager, who apologized profusely, but that they still filed an incident report.