Pop star Ariana Grande’s recent sold-out performance at State Farm Arena featured giant orbs, spiked-heel boots and an anti-LGBT protester attempting to disrupt fans on their way into the building.
According to a profanity-laden fan video shared on Twitter, the protester is seen holding a rainbow banner with the word “Pride” crossed out. “God wants you to repent,” he told fans pointing out June is Pride Month.
A separate video showed the man being escorted with “goodbye” chants (and a drink poured over his head).
Ariana Grande responded to the original video and said she was “saddened but not surprised by this one bit.”
“i’m so sorry any of my fans had to encounter this,” she added. “we will do our best to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”
The State Farm Arena was the 33rd stop on the singer’s U.S. tour. Read the concert review here.
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