Khalid's Tweets About Being Groped By A Fan Are Lighthearted But Make An Important Point

"Sexual assault/harassment happens on both ends ..."

Sexual assault and harassment have been a hot-button topic of conversation in the entertainment world this year and, thus far, much of the discussion has centered around men abusing women — and rightly so. While it is true that women face this more often, men are also victimized, and it's important that we also give them the attention they and their stories deserve.


That's why the "Young, Dumb and Broke" singer's tweets, while semi-lighthearted, are something that should be taken seriously. On November 20, the singer-songwriter unleashed a series of tweets detailing being groped by a fan and how it isn't cool.

In summary, they said that he approached a fan who grabbed his butt. "I love interacting and talking to fans but I also love respecting others so don't disrespect me when I'm being nice," he wrote. Instead of getting angry in public, he ended up leaving the situation. The 19-year-old pointed out how sexual assault and harassment can happen to anyone, which is why he brought it up, and that it's "unacceptable." Khalid left off by saying that "one shitty person isn't going to keep me away from anybody, I really love you guys."

Check out the tweets in full here:

It's important that when we see people getting sexually assaulted or harassed that we stand up for them. Instances of this happening in pop culture include Drake confronting a fan who was allegedly groping a fellow concertgoer, fans supporting Harry Styles he was groped by a concertgoer, and Taylor Swift, who took a groper to court and won a symbolic $1.

Should we continue down this road of not letting inappropriate actions like this happen without being called out, change will happen. And that, friends, is something worth singing about.

(H/T: Billboard)

Cover image via @thegr8khalid / Instagram


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