Last Friday, during a Jack White concert in Alberta, Canada at Rogers Place, audience member Allyson MacIvor reportedly leaned over to kiss her friend who was sitting next to her, in a passionate moment during White’s performance of “Seven Nation Army.”
In an interview with CBC, she said “I embraced my girlfriend, and some staff member came in between us, and she said, ‘This is not allowed here.” Following the event, MacIvor reported the incident to the venue’s management, who apologized profusely. She went as far as to share the event on Facebook, coming out in the process. “It was very violating and invasive. It’s not something I’d ever imagine experiencing, honestly.”
Soon after, the post went viral, eventually getting into the hands of Jack White himself. He responded the next night in Calgary, dedicating the song “Love Interruption” to the women.
In addition, he made a post on Instagram, both acknowledging the occurrence, and sharing a photo of two women kissing at a Beatles concert in 1964, saying that “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. Let’s promote love and acceptance wherever and whenever we can.”
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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