Video posted online shows a woman at a Toronto concert being jump-kicked in the back by the singer of a punk band while taking a selfie on stage.
In the footage Parker Cannon and his band The Story So Far are mid-song Sunday night when the woman pulls herself up and begins taking the picture, apparently unaware of Cannon behind her.
The singer then appears to run at her and jump as he kicks her in the back, sending her tumbling off stage. The crowd at the Mod Club venue then roars.
It’s not the first time Cannon has appeared to kick a photo-taking fan who scrambled on stage. Video from a concert last year in Houston appears to show him booting a shirtless male fan snapping a selfie.
Mod Club manager Jorge Dias told Global News he was “appalled” by the footage and that the Californian band has been banned from the venue over the incident.
“I have never imagined and never seen anything like that at the venue in 14 years in operation. That was a very cowardly act,” he said in an email.
Dias said there were no reported injuries.
The band’s management did not respond to requests for comment Tuesday.
Fan Victoria Martin was at the concert, and said Cannon’s kick didn’t surprise her.
“One of the things they are very vocal about is standing on stage (and) trying to take a selfie while they’re performing.”
“They’re all down for people going on stage and jumping off. I just think she took a bit too long and he’s not very fond of taking pictures while they’re playing,” she said.
The Toronto kick sparked anger online, with fans and others criticizing the singer.
I immediately deleted the only The Story So Far song I owned after seeing video of that incident in Toronto. It’s never OK to kick a woman.
— David Crider, Ph.D. (@dfcrider) April 12, 2016
I love The Story So Far music but cmon Parker. You ain’t in the wwe don’t drop kick a fan in the damn back. Asshole thing to do.
— texas rattlesnake (@ZachRSe) April 12, 2016
why did the lead singer of the story so far kick a girl off the stage
— ✧ ally ✧ (@deepfruit) April 12, 2016
how did the lead singer of story so far actually drop kick a girl off the stage wtf
— maddie (@y0maddie) April 12, 2016
With files from Peter Kim