Jack White ‘disappointed’ by homophobic incident at Canadian show

Lawrence Kim
November 8, 2018

Jack White evokes the Beatles in a new statement decrying a homophobic incident that occurred during his show in Canada last week, the former White Stripe saying he's "disappointed" venue staff tried to stop a kiss between two women. White shared a photo of two women kissing in the audience at a Beatles concert in 1964, praising "how lovely the situation is".

MacIvor recounted how she kissed her friend as White played her favourite song, Seven Nation Army, which was "a fun moment on a handsome night".

An Edmonton woman says she was left speechless after an usher at a local concert venue told her she wasn't allowed to kiss another woman.

The Grammy-award-winning musician says on Instagram that it's 2018 and two people showing affection shouldn't have to hide.

Jack White posted about the incident at his gig on Instagram.

White dedicated his song "Love Interruption" to the women at his concert in Calgary the following night. During the final encore, one of my favourites songs of all time, I grabbed my friend, and kissed her... a fun moment on a attractive night.

He rounded off the post by urging fans, "Let's promote love and acceptance wherever and whenever we can".

They complained after the show to a manager, who MacIvor says was very understanding and apologized right away.

"Oilers Entertainment Group and Rogers Place are committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for all guests".

The statement said: "This incident does not align with our values and we take a zero tolerance approach to any form of discrimination. We unequivocally welcome and support all members of the LGBTQ community", the comment states.

The worker told her manager "they were kissing at their seats during the encore, which is inappropriate sexual behaviour", at which point the manager took control and sent the woman on her way.

Shocked, MacIvor asked if she meant kissing her friend, to which the employee responded, "yes, and if you have a problem with that you can speak to my manager".

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