Video has surfaced, from this past Sunday at Mod Club Theatre in Toronto, of The Story So Far frontman Parker Cannon drop kicking a female fan off stage who trying to take a stage selfie. This isn’t the first time controversial video of Cannon has popped up. Last June (2015) at a show in Houston, Texas, the singer kicked a young fan also trying to take a stage selfie. Let’s not forget the time he took action against over aggressive security either.
I’m not sure where I stand on this topic. As a musician, I think stage selfies are selfish and annoying. People payed money to see the band, not to see you stand in the way for 2 minutes trying to line up the perfect selfie. Oh the other hand,I don’t think you should treat a fan that way, no matter how annoying. Of course at a show, you can expect to get bumped/pushed around. However, I do think the situation could be handled better. I also don’t think it’s ever okay for a man to hit a lady, ever. This brings up the age old topic of stage selfies and on-stage fan interactions. Bands seem to have different view points. I’ve seen videos of band members kicking phones out of selfie-hopeful’s hands, and read articles from other bands that care what fans do.
What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section.