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Jack White Shares Powerful Photo After Homophobic Incident at Canadian Concert

Wednesday Nov 7, 2018

Jack White is responding to a homophobic incident that took place at his concert in Canada on Friday with a powerful photo of a gay couple at a Beatles concert from 1964, CBC News reports.

White was playing at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Canada, when a concertgoer Allyson MacIvor was asked not to kiss her female friend during the show. CBC News reports a Rogers Place usher approached MacIvor and her friend, physically inserting herself between them.

"I embraced my girlfriend, and some staff member came in between us, and she said 'This is not allowed here,'" MacIvor, who identifies as gay, said. "It was very violating and invasive."

MacIvor and her friend spoke to the Rogers Place manager, who "apologized profusely," and received an apology from the show's organizers, Oilers Entertainment Group, according to CBC News.

Taking to Instagram, the former White Stripes musician commented on the situation, sharing a black-and-white photo of two women embracing each other. Describing the photo, he said the image is of "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," White continues. "It's 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," the singer goes on to write. "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."

Check out White's post below.


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