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Country music star Dallas Smith calls out 'disgusting' behaviour from fans at Dawson Creek concert

Country music star Dallas Smith calls out 'disgusting' behaviour from fans at Dawson Creek concert
From CBC - November 16, 2017

Juno Award-winning country music star Dallas Smith has called out "disgusting" behaviour from some audience members at his recent performance in Dawson Creek, B.C., sparking controversy among his fans in northeast B.C.

"Tonight, I got to watch girls and guys punching, pulling hair, groping girls," he tweeted shortly after getting off-stage at a show he headlined at the Encana Events Centre.

"Disgusting Dawson Creek. Most fans were great. Others ruined it. Grow the [expletive] up."

Some of Smith's followerswere upset at how his words might affect people's views of Dawson Creek.

"It disgusts me that someone would use their fame to shame an entire town for a few "fans"who may have not even been from Dawson Creek," wrote Emily Wheat.

Trevor Bolin, a city councillor for neighbouring Fort St. John, wrote,"Maybe do not blame an entire city for the actions of a very few."

I hope your proud of your tweet as our entire town is enveloped in your deeming us all disgusting. It disgusts me that someone would use their fame to shame an entire town for a few "fans" who may have not even been from Dawson Creek

@WheatEmily

Others, however, were pleased to see the musician use his platform to condemn what he viewed as inappropriate behaviour.

A fanwho traveled from Grande Prairie, Alta., to see the show said she was also upset by the behaviour she saw at the concert.

"I had my hair pulled.Some random guy pulled my friend out of the crowd," she wrote in reply to criticisms.

"Did you get dragged out of the crowd by a random man? My best friend did."

He was an amazing performer! But some of the people in the pot acted atrociously! I had my hair pulled, some random guy pulled my friend out of the crowd. I had drinks spilled on me because a chick was tossing drinks at some dude.
PEOPLE SUCK! @dallassmith rocked though

@SmoQueed420

Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumsteadsaid it was upsetting to see his city portrayed in a negative light.

"We have a great community with a great quality of life," he said.

When asked if he thought there were issues to be addressed at concerts, he said he did not see any more problems in Dawson Creek than at shows he attended in other cities.

Bumstead said while he was not at Smith's show, he was concerned at how his tweets could affect Dawson Creek's reputation.

'Your town is beautiful. Now start holding those trying to ruin it accountable instead of being 'offended' by a guy clearly upset at watching it happen' - Dallas Smith

@dallassmith

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