R&B singer August Alsina made headlines last week for groping a female fan on stage, but following footage of the incident being posted across social media, many people think the girl looks happy with it.
Alsina was performing at the Freebandz Music Fest in Baton Rouge, Louisianna, when he invited a girl on stage so he could serenade her.
She sits on a stool as he sings standing behind her, not even making eye contact.
During the performance, he runs his hand across her chest, and when she tries to hold on to his wandering hand, he moves it away to her shoulder.
Several people criticised Alsina for his actions, calling it sexual assault and reminding people not to defend someone who behaves that way,
But there was a surprising volume of tweets from people who thought the girl should have known it was going to happen and it was her fault.
If she was uncomfortable she would of got up... She knew the risk when getting on stage #AugustAlsina— Black Zack Morris (@GojonGo2005) September 28, 2015
That girl is CLEARLY SMILING when August Alsina touches her. So please, just stfu talking about she looks uncomfortable. #AugustAlsina— Tiyah (@Tiyah259) September 28, 2015
the reality of the August alsina incident is u females give passes on who can violate y'all based on looks, status & talent. now go to sleep— kenny (@sheCheatnOnU) September 28, 2015
One tweet said “She knew the risk when getting on stage”. The unnamed girl has not spoken out about the incident.
This behavior isn’t out of the ordinary for Alsina, who has made headlines several times for touching his fans. Earlier this year, a video surfaced showing the R&B singer boasting of his “seduction” skills and kissing a fan’s exposed midriff, while she tried to pull away.
Another incident from 2013 showed him bringing a girl on stage and dancing with her, but she pulled away fro him when he attempted to kiss her.
S/O 2 that beautiful young lady. & to you ignorant mufukkas & weak ass blogs..TRY AGAIN! Christmas is near, I'll buy you all toys to play w/— August Alsina (@AugustAlsina) September 28, 2015
Alsina seemingly responded to the criticism by calling critics “ignorant” and praised the “beautiful young lady”, promising to buy Christmas presents for anyone who had a problem with him.
- More about:
- August Alsina