This Rapper Kicked a Sexist Fan Out Of His Show & We Applaud Him

“You gotta go. For being sexist, you gotta go.”

It’s no secret that women endure sexism and harassment everyday on the streets and online. So when a performer is on stage, it sadly isn’t shocking they might remain the target of harassment. But that wasn’t allowed at rapper Loyle Carner’s show.

Loyle Carner performed a show Sunday night with duo Elisa & Srigala as his opening act. However, the mood of the night quickly changed when a fan shouted sexist comments at Elisa Imperilee.

Carner wasted no time and addressed the situation at the beginning of his set. After telling the sexist fan he needs to “learn a lesson,” Carner described the fans outfit for security to help escort him out.

 

Fans erupted in cheers during Carner’s speech and shared their love through Twitter.

 

 

 

Imperilee, who was the subject of the harassment, shared these words through an Instagram post saying:

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. As support act I decided to not let it effect our performance or takeaway from the amazing opportunity by ignoring the comment. That’s why what @loylecarner did last night was so important. 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. The audience came together and collectively condemned the behaviour by identifying the man and I was very impressed with UEAs rigorous zero tolerance sexual harassment policy. It just goes to show how effective it can be when we all work together to challenge misogyny and discrimination in all it’s forms. 💪🙌👊

 

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. As support act I decided to not let it effect our performance or takeaway from the amazing opportunity by ignoring the comment. That’s why what @loylecarner did last night was so important. 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. The audience came together and collectively condemned the behaviour by identifying the man and I was very impressed with UEAs rigorous zero tolerance sexual harassment policy. It just goes to show how effective it can be when we all work together to challenge misogyny and discrimination in all it’s forms. 💪🙌👊

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Carner later revealed that the fan wasn’t only escorted out of the show, but also banned from the venue.

Carner’s actions not only defended his opening act but anyone who experiences harassment in any setting. Sexual harassment against anyone is horrible and uncomfortable, but changing positions from bystander to someone who speaks up can make such a difference.