Jack White has responded after a fan said she was asked to stop kissing her girlfriend at his Edmonton show on Nov. 2.
Allyson MacIvor said she was approached by a Rogers Place employee and told “This is not allowed here” as White belted out his former band’s smash hit “Seven Nation Army”.
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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, who dedicated “Love Interruption” to the pair at his next show, in Calgary, then shared a snap of two women kissing at a Beatles concert back in 1964.
His Instagram caption included: “It’s 2018 now and two people expressing affection shouldn’t have to hide.
“The news that two women were stopped from kissing during my show really disappointed me.
“Let’s promote love and acceptance wherever and whenever we can.”
Despite the Rogers Place manager “apologizing profusely” to MacIvor and her friend, the whole thing has still, understandably, left the pair shaken up.
MacIvor told CBC of the incident: “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.”
The pair received an apology from the show’s organizers Oilers Entertainment Group.