Two women have been prevented from kissing each other during a Jack White concert in Edmonton, in Alberta, Canada.

The incident reportedly happened and Rogers Place arena, when a staff member at the venue order Allyson MacIvor to stop kissing her girlfriend.

The female usher is said to have told the couple that "this is not allowed here". Speaking to CBC, MacIvor said:

I embraced my girlfriend, and some staff member came in between us, and she said, 'This is not allowed here.'

It was very violating and invasive. It's not something I'd ever imagine experiencing, honestly.

She adds that the couple were then escorted to the manager of the venue, who apologised for what had happened but did little to appease the matter.

MacIvor, who is a musician herself and had not previously shared her sexuality online, wrote about her story on Facebook, where it subsequently went viral.

As an apology, Steinunn Parsons, the assistant general manager of guest experience at Rogers Place, offer the couple free tickets to a Fleetwood Mac concert and a dinner of their choice, which was accepted.

However, when news of the incident reached White, the 43-year-old was dismayed and at the next night of his tour, in Calgary, he dedicated the song Love Interruption to the pair.

He followed this up by releasing a statement on Instagram which was captioned with a picture of a lesbian couple kissing at a Beatles concert in 1964.

In the caption he wrote:

This photo is a lesbian couple sharing a kiss at a Beatles concert in 1964 while the rest of the crowd screamed for the band.

This is one of my favourite photos because of how beautiful the situation is; they are hiding in plain sight. It's 2018 now and two people expressing affection shouldn’t have to hide.

The news that two women were stopped from kissing during my show in Edmonton really disappointed me.

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.

Let’s promote love and acceptance wherever and whenever we can. 

HT The Daily Beast

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