Staind Singer Aaron Lewis Calls Out Abuser During a Concert with NSFW Words — VIDEO

Aaron Lewis, the lead singer of the rock band Staind (you probably remember them best by their 2001 hit "It's Been a While") saw something happen to a female member of an audience that deeply upset him during a concert he performed at over the weekend. But he did something necessary when it happened: he spoke up. In fact, he had some pretty strong words for those in attendance. During their set at Kansas City's Rockfest, Lewis stopped in the middle of performing one of their songs when he alleged a group of fans "molesting" a young girl who was crowd surfing.

His expletive-filled warning went as follows: "Listen up, you f**king a**holes. That f**king girl right there is, like, fifteen f**king years old and you f**king pieces of sh** are molesting her while she's on the f**king crowd. Your f**king mothers should be ashamed of themselves, you pieces of shit. You should all be f**king beaten down by everyone around you for being f**king pieces of sh**. If I f**king see that shit again, I swear to God, I will point you out in the crowd and have everyone around you beat your f**king ass." You can watch the entire, uncensored moment below, which begins around the 40-second mark. Naturally, this clip is very NSFW:

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While Lewis's heated choice of words are not ideal (particularly when he calls upon more violence in retaliation for violence), it is admirable and important to note that the rocker spoke up when he saw something happening to a young female audience member. For anyone who has attended a music festival, abuse (be it physical or verbal) going unseen and/or unreported in the chaotic mass of thousands is a terrifying, and sometimes all too real concern. Perhaps no one can survey a crowd better than those on stage and when Lewis witnessed something unfolding that he likened to molestation, he did not let it fall on deaf ears. (What happened to the alleged assailants aside from Lewis's words for them is unknown.)

If anything, this just serves as an important reminder that whether you're the musician on stage (like Dave Grohl, who once stopped in the middle of a show to kick an unruly fan out who picked a fight with another concertgoer) or a fan in the crowd, you should always speak up and immediately alert security if you witness any kind of abuse at a concert.