During his song “Know Yourself,” Drake told his crew to cut the mic just after he sang his well-known line, “Running through the 6 with my woes.”
The entire moment was captured on video by many people in the audience and soon went viral on social media. In one particular video, security guards can be seen entering the crowd to presumably remove the man from the venue.
Drake threatens fan who was groping woman at a club: “I will f*ck you up”
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 15, 2017
Other musicians have vowed to follow Drake’s example and stop their own shows if they see or hear about sexual harassment in the audience. Amid many allegations of sexual harassment, the action that Drake took at his concert to protect women, when he could have ignored it, is very important.
Sexual harassment is a huge problem at festivals and concerts. Many instances go unreported due to victims’ fear of being shamed. The bystander effect also comes into play here, which happens when people ignore something because they think someone else will handle it. When people remain silent, they are contributing to the problem.
Sexual harassment happens at every concert or festival in one way or another, and it is time people stop ignoring it. Although everyone is very appreciative of the musicians that stay aware of what is happening in their audience, it should not take the headliner of a concert to halt a performance for people to realize what is happening around them in the crowd.
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