In this video, Iggy Azalea talks about how she stopped crowdsurfing because fans kept trying to finger her. This isn’t the first time something like this happens to a female artist either.
In 1995, while Courtney Love is performing with Hole, she throws herself into the crowd and some guy tries to finger her. She royally flips out, gets back up on stage and calls him out (You go, Courtney!) Watch the video of that happening here. It happens more than once for Courtney too, she speaks about it in a couple highly documented videos. Something similar happened to Katy Perry recently too, where she stave dives into the crowd and ends up bobbing up and down for a while and you can clearly see some people trying to “help” by just groping her.
It’s really gross. I mean, while crowdsurfing, you gotta expect some inappropriate touching because everyone just trying to push a piece of you over their heads in order to carry you and they don’t really get a say in which body part they get, but I’m pretty sure guys who crowdsurf don’t get things inserted into their bodies while trying to have a good time.
Reading the comments on some of those videos made me cringe, because most people said “girls shouldn’t crowdsurf” or “I would’ve done it too” but one guy in the comments totally gets this whole situation right:
“It hasn’t been rampant as of late but I know it was a big thing back in the late 90s. I would always have girls telling me that it happened. This is usually the point where someone says, “Maybe girls shouldn’t be crowd surfing.” Nope. Maybe people should basically stop raping people while they’re trying to have fun….”
It’s a pretty simple concept. When will more people get that?