Brad Paisley is speaking up about the incident that had a woman removed from his show in San Diego last week and he says he agrees with the way the police handled the situation.
The woman, Megan Christopherson, was in the pit area of the July 10 show breastfeeding her 4-month-old child when police approached her and asked her to sit in seats they’d designated for her, or to leave. She chose to leave. Police say they were simply worried about the safety of her child being so close to loud speakers.
When speaking with a radio station in California today (KFRG) Brad said the police did the right thing.
“It seemed to me…it sure seemed that she did the absolute wrong thing.”
Not long after the incident Megan took to YouTube and posted a video claiming she was thrown out of the show because she was breastfeeding, which goes against the police reports and statements from other concert goers.
Brad admits he didn’t see the incident as he was performing during it and stresses he had “nothing to do with [it],” and while none of his people were involved, he did enough research to reach his own conclusion. “From what I was told by the authorities, according to the police it had nothing to do with breastfeeding at all,” he says adamantly, adding, “Nothing.”
A father himself, he understands their concern.
“There’s no way I would take a 6-month-old — or however old the baby is — into the pit at one of my concerts. When my kids go to concerts — and believe it or not, they were there at that one, and they rarely go — they look like Princess Leia, they have these huge earphones. And they’re back at the soundboard. Because even back there it’s 100 decibels.”
He believes that woman is at fault and hopes it will be a learning experience for her.
“I wish she would just learn from this as opposed to pretending to be a victim.”
Source: Taste Of Country