Khalid Speaks Out Online After Being Assaulted By A Fan
20 November 2017, 10:40
The singer made an important point about "respecting others" in a message to fans posted on social media.
'American Teen' singer Khalid has spoken out online after a fan groped him during a recent meeting.
Khalid took to his Twitter feed last night (November 19th), recounting the incident which saw a fan grab him from behind as he approached them:
lol I go to talk to a fan and she grabs my ass, how fuckin old are we???— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) November 20, 2017
I love interacting and talking to fans but I also love respecting others so don’t disrespect me when I’m being nice— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) November 20, 2017
yeah I ignored it bc I don’t like showing anger in front of anyone https://t.co/ww6lg3Jtrg— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) November 20, 2017
Khalid joins many other high profile figures across the entertainment industry who have spoken publicly about assault and harassment in the wake of the revelations about producer Harvey Weinstein.
Fans were quick to show support as well as condemn this type of behaviour in any context:
oh my god.......khalid i am so sorry......sexual harrassment is absolutely disgusting......i'm so sorry that people take advantage of your kindness. you deserve to be treated with utmost respect.— leanna (@swiftlipa) November 20, 2017
i respect you so much for mentioning what happened. nobody should experience this type of treatment— 💛 (@shefxni) November 20, 2017
However, the singer also made it clear that while this incident was unacceptable, it will not deter him from interacting with fans in the future:
One shitty person isn’t going to keep me away from anybody, I️ really love u guys https://t.co/8pmQBMLade— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) November 20, 2017
Khalid's debut album American Teen was released earlier this year to great critical acclaim. He will embark on a US tour in early 2018.