"Let’s promote love and acceptance wherever and each time we will," he wrote.
There isn't any room for homophobia at Jack White's live shows. That's the message the rocker despatched on Tuesday (Nov. 6) when he posted a throwback black and white photograph of a lesbian couple about to kiss at a Beatles live performance in 1964 to protest what he stated was an inappropriate motion at his Edmonton, Alberta, present at Rogers Place on Friday (Nov. 2). "This photograph is a lesbian couple sharing a kiss at a Beatles live performance in 1964 whereas the remainder of the group screamed for the band. This is one in every of my favourite photographs due to how stunning the scenario is; they're hiding in plain sight. Its 2018 now and two individuals expressing affection shouldn’t have to cover," he wrote.
"The information that two ladies have been stopped from kissing throughout my present in Edmonton actually upset me. At the following present in Calgary I devoted the track “love interruption” to the 2 ladies and inspired everybody within the crowd to kiss their family members. Let’s promote love and acceptance wherever and each time we will."
According to CBC News, Allyson MacIvor and her pal obtained excited when White performed the White Stripes' iconic hit "Seven Nation Army" throughout the present, and after they turned to one another for a kiss they have been reportedly confronted by an usher who positioned her hand between them and requested them to cease. "I embraced my girlfriend, and a few workers member got here in between us, and he or she stated, 'This is just not allowed right here," MacIvor advised CBC. "It was very violating and invasive. It's not one thing I'd ever think about experiencing, actually."
The usher then reportedly escorted the 2 ladies to speak to a supervisor, who advised the usher to renew their publish and, in accordance with MacIvor, "apologized profusely, but it surely nonetheless didn't assist the incident and the damage that got here out of this." MacIvor stated she filed an incident report concerning the incident after the present and acquired apologies from Rogers Place and the Oilers Entertainment Group.
In a Facebook publish concerning the incident, MacIvor -- a musician who has carried out with Sarah McLachlan -- wrote: "The enviornment workers have been very apologetic, as I wrote an incident report, with tears in my eyes, realizing we nonetheless reside in a world the place I've to observe my again as a 'homosexual' girl, and apparently, I nonetheless have to observe whom I kiss, even at Rogers Place. So as we speak, I’m making a toast to our kids, and the following technology. I hope their love, irrespective of the way it appears, is rarely interrupted."
"We have absolute zero tolerance for any type of discrimination," OEG spokesperson Tim Shipton advised the CBC.