- 07 Nov 18
White took to Instagram declaring his disappointment after two female attendees were prevented from kissing one another
Allyson MacIvor was enjoying a Jack White concert at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada on November 2 when an usher told her she was not allowed to kiss her girlfriend.
“I embraced my girlfriend, and some staff members came in between us and said, ‘This is not allowed here,’” revealed MacIvor to CBC, adding: “It was very violating and invasive. It’s not something I’d ever imagine experiencing, honestly.” After speaking to the manager, the pair received an apology from the show’s organisers.
After hearing what had happened, White wrote a lengthy post on Instagram. The caption accompanied by a picture of two women kissing at a Beatles concert said:
“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 favourite 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.”