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Tigers Jaw & Pity Sex Talk Sexual Assault Following Onstage Incident

A man attempted to kiss female members of both bands while they performed to a sold-out Brooklyn audience on Wednesday night
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Tigers Jaw (via facebook.com/tigersjaw)

Misogyny in music is not new. But it doesn't just come from the industry or the blogosphere—it comes from alleged fans, too.

Last night at a sold-out Brooklyn show (capacity somewhere near 550) at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, some asshat thought it would be cool to run on stage and kiss guitarist Britty Drake of Pity Sex while she performed, later attempting the same with Brianna Collins of headlining act Tigers Jaw.

Pity Sex (Photo: Ryan Russell)

Here's what's additionally infuriating: Pity Sex played to one of the most engaging, enthusiastic crowds of their career, something the band was in complete awe of. But instead of basking in gratitude after leaving the stage, attention was payed to some douche. Homeboy left a dent on an otherwise perfect night.

The jerk-off tried to do the same with Collins, who pulled away and called him out by saying, "Just because I'm up here and I'm a girl, does not give you the right to touch me." Ben Walsh of the band added, "To the f**king assh*le who just tried to kiss her, you can probably leave right now." The audience cheered and began chanting "assh*le." We were there: It was powerful to watch.

Both bands made a point to comment afterward, with singer Brennan Greaves of PS tweeting, "If you come to a show with the intentions of touching someone, on stage or off, who does not want to be touched, go f**k yourself." Drake added the following:

Collins late wrote a lengthy response, declaring in full caps, "IT IS NEVER OKAY TO TOUCH SOMEONE WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT." Read the full comment here.

Let's be better to each other, guys.

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