Jack White responds to homophobia at a recent gig in Canada
Jack White has responded to an incident of homophobia at one of his recent gigs in Canada, as a couple were asked to stop kissing each other at his show in Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada, on Friday (November 2nd).
Sadly, concertgoer Allyson MacIvor was asked not to kiss her female friend during White’s performance, CBC News reports. “It’s 2018 now and two people expressing affection shouldn’t have to hide,” White said in his recent Instagram post that shows a “lesbian couple sharing a kiss at a Beatles concert” in 1964 according to White. “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,” White continued. “Let’s promote love and acceptance wherever and whenever we can.”
According to the report, a Rogers Place usher approached MacIvor and her friend, putting herself between the two. “I embraced my girlfriend, and some staff member came in between us, and she said ‘This is not allowed here,’” said MacIvor. “It was very violating and invasive.” MacIvor and her friend have since received an apology from the show’s organizers Oilers Entertainment Group.