Fan Kicked Out of Gig for Negative Tweet About the Performer
The idea of tweeting at live events is now pretty well ingrained. Indeed many events encourage fans to tweet their thoughts as the event unfolds by displaying the tweets on screens at the venue.
Of course many event organizers would love those tweets to all be positive, as shown by the story of a fan at a rap concert that was thrown out because of a negative tweet he made about the performance.
The fan was watching the warm up act when he shared on Twitter his thoughts about the act:
“Dear nerd rapper opening for Powerglove/mc chris. You’re not good enough to pander to me. Better luck next time.”
Which seems normal enough. Then however MC Chris took to the stage and asked for the person to identify themselves, at which point he shouted out
‘Security is going to take you the (expletive) out now! That’s what you get for talking shit on Twitter!’
After the fan shared his story on Reddit it gained significant traction, eventually eliciting an apology from MC Chris (also via Twitter)
@AdmiralMikey I hope you take my apology sincerely. I deserve what I'm getting today and I will adjust my hyper critical attitude I'm sorry
Fans of MC Chris seem in two minds, with some saying it's right that he apologized, with others saying he was right to kick out the fan for his comments.
Which side of the fence do you fall on? Should you be kicked out of a gig for tweeting negative comments?