U.K. Rapper Loyle Carner Kicks Fan Out of Show for Being Sexist
While some rap lyrics may not always be respectful toward women, U.K. rapper Loyle Carner believes there is no place for sexism during his shows.
At a recent performance at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, Carner had one fan kicked out of the show after he made sexist comments toward singer Elisa, who was a part of the opening act Elisa & Srigala.
The rapper spoke directly to the man, saying, "I'm sorry man, you gotta learn your lesson my young man. I'm sorry... With the black hat, you gotta go. For being sexist, you gotta go."
Following the show, Carner also revealed that the fan had not only been kicked out from that show, but had also been banned from the venue. The rapper tweeted, "That shit will not be tolerated at any show. He's been banned from that venue, for life."
Elisa also commended Carner on Instagram, praising the rapper for speaking out for her. "The burden to call out and challenge discriminatory behaviour is nearly always placed on the person facing it and it's completely unrealistic that they will always be in a position to," she wrote.
"That's why what @loylecarner did last night was so important," she added. "It sends a strong message that not only is sexist behaviour totally unacceptable but that all of us, including men and particularly those in a position of influence, have an important role to play in challenging and addressing sexism, prejudice and discrimination wherever we see it."
Check out footage of the incident and Carner's tweet below.
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