Jack White shared a statement condemning homophobia on Wednesday after learning that a venue staffer stopped two women from kissing at his Nov. 2 show at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
“I embraced my girlfriend, and some staff member came in between us, and she said, ‘This is not allowed here,’” Allyson MacIvor told CBC. “It was very violating and invasive. It’s not something I’d ever imagine experiencing, honestly.”
White addressed the incident onstage the next night at a show in Calgary and dedicated “Love Interruption” to the women, following up that tribute by sharing his statement the next day in an Instagram post.
The post features a picture of two women kissing at a Beatles concert in 1964. “This is one of my favorite photos because of how beautiful the situation is; they are hiding in plain sight,” White writes. “Its 2018 now and two people expressing affection shouldn’t have to hide … Let’s promote love and acceptance wherever and whenever we can.”
See the post along with the rest of White’s tour dates below, and check out what else White has been up to with our rundown of the forthcoming Raconteurs reunion album.
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
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Jack White Tour Dates:
08 – London, Ont. @ Budweiser Gardens
09 – Ottawa, Ont. @ The Arena at TD Place
10 – Laval, Que. @ Place Bell
12 – Quebec City, Que. @ Videotron Centre
13 – Moncton, N.B. @ Moncton Events Centre
14 – Halifax, N.S. @ Scotiabank Centre
17 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ King’s Theatre
19 – Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom
20 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena