Slaves say groping fans ‘make us feel sick’ as fresh allegations of harassment at gigs emerge

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Band recently voiced their support for the Girls Against anti-harassment campaign

Slaves have again called on fans to report instances of sexual harassment at gigs following new reports of groping at their live shows.

The Tunbridge Wells duo recently voiced their support for the Girls Against campaign, which attempts to stop harassment at music concerts. Last month, Slaves announced that they would stop their performances if they saw anything untoward happening.

Now the band have posted screenshots of two differing reports from their recent live shows. One female gig-goer reported that a male fan assaulted her at one of their gigs recently, adding: “We wanted to let you know these things happen at your gigs because we know that like us, you wouldn’t stand for it.”

Another message came from the father of a 16-year-old girl who thanked “a bunch of lads” who helped his daughter and her friends at a Slaves show. There was “no touching, passes or inappropriateness, just looking out for them,” he wrote.

Posting screenshots of the messages to their official Facebook page, Slaves wrote: “Two sides to the story. Thanks to our fans who have respect.”

“The others make me feel sick. If you witness anything like this at our show take a stand and look after your fellow humans. How would you feel if that happened to your mother, sister or daughter? Unacceptable.”

See Slaves’ post beneath.

Read NME‘s interview with Girls Against on stopping harassment at gigs.

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Posted by Slaves on Sunday, 20 December 2015