Sam Carter, lead singer for the British metal band Architects, briefly stopped his band’s performance at the Lowlands Festival in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands, on Friday in order to call out a sexual assault he had witnessed in the crowd.
“So I’ve been going over in my f—ing mind about whether I should say something or not about something I saw during that last song. And do you know what? I’m gonna say it,” Carter said. “I saw a girl, a woman, crowd-surfing over here and I’m not gonna f—ing point the piece of sh– out that did it, but I saw you f—ing grab at her boob. I saw it, it is f—ing disgusting, and there is no f—ing place for that sh–. It is not your f—ing body, and you do not f—ing grab at someone. Not at my f—ing show.”
Carter’s vehement denunciation of the assault aroused cheers from the audience. When it was posted to Twitter by the Dutch public radio channel NPO 3FM, the tweets quickly went viral, with several people thanking Carter for taking a stand. Check them out below.