Architects lead singer Sam Carter shouts at man in audience over sexual assault

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Architects lead singer Sam Carter shouts at man in audience over sexual assault

British metalcore band Architects lead singer Sam Carter was appalled when he saw a man in the audience grab a woman’s breast as she was crowd surfing at one of the band’s concerts in the Netherlands this week. Carter apparently seethed about the incident while the band finished their song then, at the end of it, he let rip. (see video below)

“I’ve been going over in my f*cking mind about whether I should say something or not about what I saw in that last song,” he said.

“And do you know what? I’m going to f*cking say it.

“I saw a girl, a woman, crowdsurfing over here and I’m not going to point out the f*cking piece of shit that did it, but I saw you f*cking grab at her boob. I saw it.

“It is f*cking disgusting and there is no f*cking place for that shit. It is not your f*cking body, it is not your f*cking body and you do not f*cking grab at someone. Not at my f*cking show.”

Carter went on to suggest,

“So if you feel like doing that again, walk out there and f*ck off and don’t come back. Let’s keep this going, let’s keep this a safe place for f*cking everybody, and let’s have a f*cking good time.”

Sexual assault at concerts all over the world have been in the news for the last few years, with reports of not only sexual assaults but also rapes at several of them.

So bad was it at this year’s Bråvalla festiva in Sweden, with four rapes and 23 sexual assaults reported during the weekend the festival was held, the organizers decided to cancel next year’s festival. The year before, five rapes were reported and 12 sexual assaults, so the problem at Bråvalla has been on-going for a while.

Another Swedish festival, Pukke I Parten in Karlstad had 35 sexual assaults reported in 2016.

Critics say much of the problem in Sweden is due to the lack of security at the festivals.

But nice to see Architects’ Sam Carter standing up for the woman involved, and making sure all concert-goers knew that kind of behavior was unacceptable on every level.

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.

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