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Tom Morello throws a selfie-taking fan’s phone into the crowd (watch)

Tom Morello at Le Poisson Rouge
Tom Morello at Le Poisson Rouge in 2018 (more by Adela Loconte)

The ubiquitous raised cellphone is about as normal a part of the concert experience as it possibly can be in 2019 (aside from acts who have attendees lock theirs away in Yondr pouches), but the war on onstage selfie-taking is in full swing: FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper knocked a phone out of someone’s hand who was trying to do just that at a show just over a week ago and now Tom Morello has joined the crusade against the onstage cellphone selfie; as 101WKXQ reports, he threw a fan’s phone into the crowd at his Saturday (6/15) show at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Tinley Park, IL. He tweeted about the incident too, sharing a video of it happening and writing, “Put a phone in my face onstage and I’ll throw it. #LiveInTheMoment” According to 101WKXQ, he also told the audience at the show not to hold cellphones in his face or “I’ll smack it.” Watch a video of it happening below.

Ultimate Guitar points out that in reply to a since-deleted tweet, Tom said, “Ur fave k-pop bands will let u take all the onstage selfies you want. You get to decide!” He also replied another person who asked, “but would u take a selfie with a fan offstage?” writing, “all day.”

And while not an on-stage selfie incident, you don’t want to shove your phone into Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford’s personal space, either.

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