Entertainment Comment: Shannon Noll, is this really the 'Aussie way'?

22:11  09 july  2018
22:11  09 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Shannon Noll apologises for expletive-filled onstage rant

  Shannon Noll apologises for expletive-filled onstage rant True-blue Aussie battler, Shannon Noll has issued an apology after a video emerged online of the singer threatening to punch a concertgoer in a foul-mouth rant at a gig over the weekend. The What About Me singer had been performing at the Duck Creek Picnic Races, when he stopped his set to call out a person in the crowd who threw a can onstage. "Come on then, that f---head in the tie. You're a f---ing maggot. Have some f---ing balls to come up here instead of throwing something from there... Come on, cheapshot prick," Noll yelled at the concertgoer. © Matt Blyth/Getty Images Shannon Noll.

Shannon Noll (born 16 September 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter who first came to prominence as runner-up of the first season of Australian Idol in 2003, which led to him being signed to Sony BMG. He has released five top ten albums, including two number-one multi-platinum sellers.

Aussie singer Shannon Noll threatens violence in foul-mouthed rant during regional gig

The original Australian Idol runner-up and winner Shannon Noll and Guy Sebastian.© Paul Harris The original Australian Idol runner-up and winner Shannon Noll and Guy Sebastian.

If you’ve ever doubted the existence of toxic masculinity, look no further than a video of Shannon Noll on stage at the Duck Creek Picnic Races in Nyngan in regional NSW on Saturday for an education.

A man in the crowd allegedly threw something onto the stage, and rather than calling security, or asking the man to leave, Noll launched into a threatening tirade, which included the following:

“Have some balls and come up here and I'll punch your f---ing teeth down your throat out the back, dog-arse prick. Then I'll f--- your missus and your mum.”

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  'I'll punch your teeth down your throat!' Shannon Noll launches into foul-mouthed tirade and challenges a fan to a FIGHT after 'they threw a bottle at him during a gig' Shannon Noll has been caught on camera spewing an expletive-laden tirade at a fan who threw a water bottle at him.Shannon Noll has been caught on camera exploding into an expletive-laden tirade after a bottle was thrown at him whilst he was on stage.

Australia's favourite son Shannon Noll recently uploaded this schmick new photo on his Facebook page. But he's your typical Aussie bloke, and they're just like that right?

The West Australian . Aussie singer Shannon Noll has unleashed an angry tirade on an audience member after being hit by a beer can during a performance at a regional racetrack last night.

Noll, who is no stranger to violence — he was charged with assault last year following a scuffle with bouncers and the charges were later dropped — continued his threats of violence and abuse for about two minutes, repeatedly calling the man a “motherf—ker”, a referring to the man’s “f---ing balls”.

Shannon Noll onstage at Duck Creek.© Peita Doyle Facebook Shannon Noll onstage at Duck Creek.

After the man in the crowd didn’t come forward, Noll tried to incite violence in the crowd by saying “I’ll give someone 100 bucks to punch that f--- for me”.

Two men engaging in violent behaviour and violent threats is obviously abhorrent and unacceptable, but at least it was contained to the two willing participants. Noll’s threat of sexual violence towards the man’s wife and mother is both sickening and indefensible.

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Shannon Noll erupts into expletive-filled rage at fan: “I’ll punch your f***ing teeth.” Unsurprisingly, many aren’t thrilled with Noll ’s threats of domestic violence, or the sexist, borderline misogynistic undertones of some of his comments .

Australian singer Shannon Noll 's foul-mouthed rant towards audience member. Footage has emerged of Aussie singer Shannon Noll barking insults at a fan in the crowd, threatening the fan and goading others to do the same.

At a time when the nation is engaged in a robust debate about male violence against women, Noll uses the threat of violence against women in picking a fight with another bloke. And hundreds of men in the crowd can be seen clapping, cheering and waving their arms in the air in apparent approval.

Two women who were not involved, not even present, were essentially threatened with rape as a means of one man hurting another man.

No doubt people will defend Noll by saying that he didn’t actually mean to threaten rape, that he had no intention of tracking down these women and sexually assaulting them. And that may well be true.

But Noll’s behaviour, along with all the other men who cheered his tirade, reinforce the deep-seated cultural notion that women’s bodies, women’s well-being, women’s lives are inconsequential.

It’s the casual way in which brutality is threatened against, not just the perpetrator who threw the object, but also his “property” — namely the women in his life. This total disregard for women as people in their own right is at the heart of Australia’s epidemic of violence against women.

Shannon Noll's outburst only enhances his appeal for some

  Shannon Noll's outburst only enhances his appeal for some Why are Shannon Noll's "fans" throwing missiles at him?Noll was clearly upset after some idiot in the crowd flung a full beer can at him during a fundraising concert intended to promote Dolly's Dream. The Foundation was set up after Amy "Dolly" Everett ended her own life at the young age of 14 after being bullied, which became the catalyst for a national anti-bullying movement.

Australian singer Shannon Noll has apologised after he unleashed an expletive-laden rant at a packed gig in rural NSW. “I completely understand that that is still no excuse for the way I spoke and I am deeply sorry for the terrible things I said that were purely out of frustration.”

View comments . Shannon Noll has issued a public apology for the foul-mouthed tirade he launched against an audience member during a performance at The Duck Creek 'I am deeply sorry': Shannon offered a lengthy explanation for his actions, but claimed they were 'no excuse' for the way he spoke.

After the video was shared on Facebook and viewed hundreds of thousands of times, Noll issued an apology. He said he was rattled by the guy who threw a full can on the stage that narrowly missed his head.

“I completely understand that that is still no excuse for the way I spoke and I am deeply sorry for the terrible things I said that were purely out of frustration,” Noll posted on his Facebook page.

Sure, he was frustrated, but here’s the thing: people get frustrated all the time. It’s part of life.

And yet, Noll’s default response to frustration – which was essentially cheered on by hundreds of other men – is to punch someone’s f---ing teeth down their throat and dehumanise women and threaten non-consensual sex.

It’s a sign of how prevalent rape culture is that men casually throw in violence against women as a way of asserting — or restoring — their wounded masculinity.

What’s worse is that Noll’s Facebook page has been flooded with people defending him.

“Don’t worry mate, we all thought it was the true Aussie way to respond to some f--kwit messing with a good time,” wrote one male supporter.

The awful truth is that his supporters may well be right: male violence, including threats of violence against women, is indeed the “true Aussie way”.

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