At a concert in Kansas City, Staind frontman Aaron Lewis delivered an expletive-laced rant at fans who were inappropriately touching a teenage girl while she crowd-surfed.
Lewis stopped in the middle of the band’s performance at Rockfest 2014 on Saturday to berate concertgoers. The singer’s explosive rant was captured on video, The Blaze reported.
“Alright, listen up, you f***ing a**holes,” Lewis began after stopping the show in the middle of a song. “That f***ing girl right there is, like, 15 f***ing years old, and you f***ing pieces of s**t are molesting her while she’s on the f***ing crowd.”
The father of three girls then told the alleged offenders that their mothers “should be ashamed of themselves.”
“You should all be f***ing beaten down by everyone around you for being f***ing pieces of s**t. If I f***ing see that s**t again, I swear to god, I will point you out in the crowd and have everyone around you beat your f***ing a**.”
After the tirade, which was met with cheers of approval from the audience, Lewis and his band resumed playing but not before telling the women in the audience to “feel free to crowd surf safely.”
Lewis took to Twitter on Tuesday when the video went viral, saying he is “not sure how anyone in my shoes would’ve reacted differently.”
According to Billboard, nearly 55,000 people attended the concert, which was hosted by Kansas City radio station 98.9 FM The Rock with performances by other rock bands, including Korn and Steel Panther.
Watch the video below (Warning: Contains graphic language):