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Things We Saw Today: There’s Nothing More Metal Than Stopping Your Concert to Shame A Groper

A British metal band, Architects, were performing in the Netherlands when lead singer Sam Carter noticed one of the attendees groping a woman who was crowd-surfing.

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“I saw a girl, a woman, crowdsurfing over here,” Carter said, “and I’m not gonna fucking point the piece of shit out that did it, but I saw you fucking grab at her boob. It is fucking disgusting and there is no fucking place for that shit.”

“It is not your fucking body,” he shouted. “It is not your fucking body and you do not fucking grab at someone. Not at my fucking show. So if you feel like doing that again, walk out there and fuck off and don’t come back.”

Personally, I’d have thrown the creeper out immediately, so this isn’t my ideal response, but I’m still glad Carter called him out and set expectations for any would-be assaulters in the rest of the crowd. Crowdsurfing is often unsafe for women, and it’s important for men to shame and condemn anyone who uses it as an excuse for assault.

Carter finished his rant by calling for attendees to “make this a safe place for everybody,” because – hate to break it to you, Nazis –  there’s nothing more metal than creating a safe space. (via Huffington Post)

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