California band The Story So Far is no longer welcome in the Toronto club where their lead singer, Parker Cannon, was caught on video drop kicking a woman off of the stage during the band’s show Sunday night.
About 30 seconds into the video, posted to YouTube, a woman climbs on stage at the Mod Club to take a selfie with the pop-punk band. The singer then approaches her from behind and without warning, jumps in the air kicking her off of the stage with both feet.
The crowd responds with cheers.
Mod Club manager Jorge Dias said he’s never seen anything like it in their 14 years of operation. They’ve banned the group from the venue.
“We are appalled by the actions of the singer,” he said in an e-mail. “That was a very cowardly act.”
Sunday’s incident wasn’t the first kicking incident of Cannon’s caught on tape. Last June he tried to kick another man taking a selfie off of the stage of The Story So Far’s show in Houston, Tex.
CBC News has contacted the poster of the video for comment and are waiting to hear back.
In the meantime, Sunday’s kicking incident has already led to a backlash against Cannon and his band online.
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