Edmonton concert usher tells woman she can't kiss female friend

Two women told they weren't allowed to kiss at Edmonton concert

"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". The musician took to Instagram and uploaded a photo of a couple embracing during a Beatles concert in 1964.

Jack White has responded after a fan said she was asked to stop kissing her girlfriend at his Edmonton show on November 2.

Concertgoer Allyson MacIvor says an usher told her she wasn't allowed to kiss her female companion last Friday, Nov. 2, at White's concert at Edmonton's Rogers Place, according to CBC News. "Its 2018 now and two people expressing affection shouldn't have to hide", he continued. Read White's full post below.

"Let's promote love and acceptance wherever and whenever we can", he said on Instagram.

"The arena staff were very apologetic, as I wrote an incident report, with tears in my eyes, realizing we still live in a world where I have to watch my back as a "gay" woman, and apparently, I still have to watch whom I kiss, even at Rogers Place", the Facebook post states.

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CTV News obtained a statement from the Oilers Entertainment Group, which operates Rogers Place, that acknowledged MacIvor's complaint and said there would be an investigation. During the final encore, one of my favourites songs of all time, I grabbed my friend, and kissed her... a fun moment on a handsome night.

"We have an absolute zero tolerance for any form of discrimination", said a spokesperson for the Oilers Entertainment Group, noting that the venue is a safe and inclusive space. "We unequivocally welcome and support all members of the LGBTQ community".

In her post, the fan claimed the worker pulled her aside and shook her finger disapprovingly, telling MacIvor "That's not allowed here", because it was "inappropriate sexual behaviour".

She also asked that the usher and a friend be invited to join her and her guests, but management said it felt "it wasn't appropriate to involve our staff person".

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