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Someone Tried to Kiss Alvvays Singer Molly Rankin on Stage

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

    This article has been imported from chorus.fm for discussion. All of the forum rules still apply.

    Molly Rankin, the lead singer of Alvvays, was harassed on stage in Antwerp, Belgium over the weekend. During their set some idiot jumped on stage and tried to kiss her. The venue has issued a statement:


    This weekend a man got on stage during the Alvvays show at Trix and harassed the band’s singer. Trix regrets this happened on our stage. It is incredible and saddening that we should still spell this out in 2017, but here goes: it is in no way, shape or form acceptable to harass women on or off stage.

     
  2. rxbandit89

    probably over-caffeinated. Supporter

    well that was one of the most awkward things I've ever seen. Yeesh.
     
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  3. Turkeylegz

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    Sexual harassment is gross and it is sickening that anyone would think this is okay. Maybe I am getting old but it sure seems like fans are too entitled with access to bands.
    On a happier note, I really like her voice and the guitar work on that song! I'll have to check them out.
     
  4. tyramail

    Trusted Supporter

    What a fucking weirdo.
     
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  5. mercury

    modern-day offspring fanatic Supporter

    lol why did i read the youtube comments

    i was having a good day
     
  6. ihaveblink

    Regular

    even as a dude this makes me cringe so hard
     
  7. knstadin

    Regular Prestigious

    "oh! hey you :winkkiss: just passing here.. don't mind me, bye" The fk was thinkin' ??? :teethsmile:
     
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  8. Colin Your Enthusiasm Sep 19, 2017
    (Last edited: Sep 19, 2017)
    Colin Your Enthusiasm

    It's nobody's battle but your own. Prestigious

    Awkward AF. You can see the moment he realizes he's a total dumbass for doing that. WTF dude. This is not ok.
     
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  9. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    I want your stupid love Supporter

    That's definitely true that fans are entitled and don't see artists as people but I don't think this is related
     
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  10. shawnhyphenray

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    I've seen shows recently where it's a male performer and a female hops on stage and grabs his ass and you hear nothing
     
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  11. ComedownMachine

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Rethink this
     
  12. Joe4th

    Memories are nice, but that's all they are. Prestigious

    Are you really going to be that guy right now?
     
  13. Anna Acosta

    Listen to Staircase Spirits. Moderator

    Can I ask you what your motivation was in posting this comment?

    Male performers being assaulted is a very serious issue. However, if you only bring it up in instances where women being assaulted is the topic of discussion, I would recommend examining your motivations and asking yourself if you're helping the conversation and the issue or hurting it. You say you hear nothing; well, the folks I interact with tend to take both issues very seriously, and as such do not spend their time distracting from one issue while the other is in the forefront. Even with the best intentions (and I'll give you the benefit of the doubt here, because I don't know what your intentions were), this behavior is harmful.

    And if you don't care if you're helping or hurting, maybe refraining from participation is the way to go. Food for thought.
     
  14. tyramail

    Trusted Supporter

    I've seen male band members stop playing and not allow anyone else on stage because girls were being too touchy. So yeah, people care about that too, it's not okay by any means.
     
  15. justin.

    Trusted Supporter

    I cringed. This band sounds good though and i'm downloading their stuff.
     
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  16. justin.

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    A female fan ran on stage and tried to kiss Parker from TSSF a few years ago, and it was given a lot of coverage. It just happens more to women, and that's why you see more stories about it happening to women.
     
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  17. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    Hasn't @Jason Tate told you how to never have your day ruined again with YouTube comments?
     
  18. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

    Oh Jesus. Forget the YouTube comments being bad, they're just as bad here
     
  19. Larry David

    I'll see you again in 25 years Prestigious

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  20. Colin Your Enthusiasm

    It's nobody's battle but your own. Prestigious

    Legally I hope
     
  21. justin.

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  22. mattylikesfilms

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    At the Now,Now show at Rickshaw here in SF last month - an audience member yelled out for Cacie to take her shirt off in between songs. My friend and I booed him.

    Point is: this shit sadly happens frequently.
     
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  23. Fucking Dustin

    Chorus.fm Pokemon Draft League Reigning Champion Prestigious

    This makes me sad. People should be better than this, we have got to demand better
     
  24. youwontknow

    If I smile with my teeth, bet you'd believe me

    Oh!! DON'T jump on the stage mid-show and try and kiss the singer??! Got it! Alvvays learning valuable life lessons on Chorus! Thanks gang! :p
     
  25. mattylikesfilms

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    Side note: Antisocialites is really great. Ordered the vinyl yesterday :-)