People can be assholes.
We said what we said.
As you’ve probably heard by now, on Wednesday night (June 28), star Kelsea Ballerini was hit in the face when a fan threw something on stage, while she performing in Idaho.
Guys. I know we all mean well. We all want to show Kelsea love the best way we know how, and shower her with all the gifts. But throwing things on stage where artists are already so vulnerable is NOT the move. If you can’t hand it to her, there are so many other options. Lord,… pic.twitter.com/oIgy2JDn3V— Kelsea Central • fan account (@KelseaCentral) June 29, 2023
Kelsea was checked out, eventually leaving the stage. We can’t even begin to imagine how much it hurt to be hit right in the face and God only knows with what.
“If you ever don’t feel safe, please let someone around you know. There’s security everywhere tonight,” Kelsea said at the concert. “If anyone’s pushing too much or you just have that gut feeling or anything, always flag it.”
“Don’t throw things,” Kelsea continued. “I always want that for shows of mine, of every artists’, but I’m in control of this one and I want it to be a safe space for everyone, I have little kids here, and can you help me do that tonight, please?”
Kelsea went on to perform, but we think that it would have been totally acceptable to not finish. Throwing shit on the stage is never okay. Endangering others is never okay. These things are wrong and we need to be better.
Today, Kelsea released a statement about what happened on her Instagram story.
“Hi. I’m fine. Someone threw a bracelet, it hit me in the eye, and it more so just scared me than hurt me. We all have triggers and layers of fears way deeper than what is shown, and that’s why I walked offstage to calm down and make sure myself, band and crew, and the crowd all felt safe to continue. That’s all I ever want, is for shows to feel like a safe place for all of us. I love you and appreciate all of the concern, let’s make the last two shows of the Heartfirst tour the best yet.” she said.
Lets all be kinder and stop throwing shit. It’s not that hard to put safety first.