British rapper Loyle Carner is refusing to tolerate sexism at his shows.
Carner, 23, delayed starting his gig at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, eastern England, on Sunday so guards could eject a man who’d used sexist language to heckle a female member of a support act.
Video shows Carner taking the stage and asking the audience to point out who was responsible for taunting Elisa Imperilee, who is one-half of London-based duo Elisa Imperilee & Srigala.
Carner then told the unidentified taunter that he had “to get the fuck out.”
Carner instructed security guards to eject the perpetrator from the venue.
“No sexism in this fucking show my friend,” he continued, adding, “I’m sorry man, you’ve got to learn a lesson my young man.”
Multiple fans shared footage of the incident online. The clips are now going viral. Carner tweeted this warning to other fans after the show:
That shit will not be tolerated at any show. He's been banned from that venue, for life. https://t.co/TK4ouHQgv0— Loyle (@LoyleCarner) October 8, 2017
Elisa Imperilee & Srigala used Instagram to praise Carner:
Imperilee used Facebook to explain why Carner’s interruption was “so important.”
“It sends a strong message that not only is sexist behavior totally unacceptable but that all of us, including men and particularly those in a position of influence, have an important role to play in challenging and addressing sexism, prejudice and discrimination wherever we see it,” she wrote.
A spokesperson for the University of East Anglia said it had a “zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment” and was investigating the incident, per the BBC.
While Carner’s intervention went down well at the gig, it also found him a plethora of new fans online:
Watching Loyle Carner throw a guy out of his gig earlier for being sexist to the support act was actually one of the best things I've seen— Pablo (@paulwhite555) October 8, 2017
Story from last night’s gig: Loyle Carner starts his set by throwing out the dickhead who shouted sexist crap at the support act.— Alison Lees (@AlisonMLees) October 9, 2017
respect to loyle for kicking sexist misogynist boys out before he’d even started @LoyleCarner definitely had a parT— tamzin (@tamzincoombs) October 8, 2017
I didn’t think I could love Loyle any more and then he did that. A truly unforgettable show, thank you!!— Heather (@misshkwilson) October 10, 2017
you just got me as a number 1 fan YOU DID THAT pic.twitter.com/7FHKo0EaJi— victoria (@Vwilder0318) October 9, 2017
Just when you think someone can’t get any lovelier. You make all mums proud x— Emily Kenyon (@emilyjkenyon) October 10, 2017
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.