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Loyle Carner throws sexist fan out of show

By | Published on Tuesday 10 October 2017

Loyle Carner

Loyle Carner threw a fan out of a show in Norwich on Sunday for making sexist comments towards Elisa Imperilee of support act Elisa & Srigala.

Video of the incident, which apparently took place before Carner had begun performing, sees the rapper tell a man in the crowd: “I’m sorry man, you gotta learn your lesson my young man. I’m sorry … With the black hat, you gotta go. For being sexist, you gotta go”.

Exactly what was said to prompt the ejection isn’t clear, although Carner later tweeted: “That shit will not be tolerated at any show. He’s been banned from that venue for life”.

Apparently confirming this statement, the University Of East Anglia, where the show took place, told BBC Newsbeat that it will “take action” if someone contravenes its “zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment”.