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Brianna Collins: "It's Never Ok To Touch...

Posted by: Jason Tate (06/19/14)
Brianna from Tigers Jaw has released a statement regarding what occurred at last night's show. It's depressing that this even needs to be said, but everyone: read it -- share it.
Last night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, someone came on stage and very forcibly tried to kiss me, and actually did kiss Britty while she was playing. Another person from the tour was kissed while taking a photo… This tour is the first time something like this has happened to me, and I definitely feel responsible to say something.

IT IS NEVER OKAY TO TOUCH SOMEONE WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT. Ever. I felt so upset and violated, as did the others who this happened to.. Touching someone without their consent is not only upsetting for that person, but is also a crime. We all need to respect each other’s space — whether it’s someone in the band or someone crowd surfing. I just want to play music with my friends and I shouldn’t have to be worried whether or not every person stage diving is going to do something like that. I don’t want it to come down to having to say that there’s no stage diving allowed at our shows, but if stuff like this keeps happening and I feel unsafe and uncomfortable when we play, I don’t know any other solution.

So please - DO NOT EVER touch/kiss/grab someone that has not given you consent to do so. You are not entitled to that no matter what the situation is. Be a decent human being and keep your hands to yourself.

- Brianna
 
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10:58 AM on 06/19/14
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It's that simple. Which is why it's so mind-blowing.
11:00 AM on 06/19/14
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I'm so glad she posted this. What that guy did was completely unacceptable.
11:04 AM on 06/19/14
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I hope the guy who did this feels like human garbage right about now.
11:05 AM on 06/19/14
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Fuck. People need to relax. Omg he touched me eww let us artists be artists in peace.
stfu
11:05 AM on 06/19/14
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This is why I never hold up people crowd surfing over top of me.
11:05 AM on 06/19/14
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Fuck. People need to relax. Omg he touched me eww let us artists be artists in peace.
wat
11:05 AM on 06/19/14
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Fuck. People need to relax. Omg he touched me eww let us artists be artists in peace.
It's not your place at all to tell people to "relax" when it comes to personal space.
11:08 AM on 06/19/14
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Hold up it was the same guy?? Or a few? Actually, I'm not really sure which would be worse
11:09 AM on 06/19/14
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Everyone should be able to feel safe and comfortable and not have to worry about being assaulted.
11:15 AM on 06/19/14
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Hold up it was the same guy?? Or a few? Actually, I'm not really sure which would be worse
Seems like it was multiple people throughout the night.
11:15 AM on 06/19/14
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take me back to 08 when Chris Conely got kissed at the Highline ballroom and did nothing but smile.
11:17 AM on 06/19/14
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Hold up it was the same guy?? Or a few? Actually, I'm not really sure which would be worse
It sounds like the same person who kissed Britty also tried to kiss Brianna but some else kissed the other person who was on the tour with them.
11:17 AM on 06/19/14
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Glad she wrote this- it's insanity that anyone can argue otherwise with the simplicity and common sense behind this statement.
11:18 AM on 06/19/14
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Glad she wrote this- it's insanity that anyone can argue otherwise with the simplicity and common sense behind this statement.


It is absolutely insane.

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