At a Garbage show in Atlantic City last Friday, lead singer Shirley Manson had to stop the performance during a rendition of one of the band’s hits, “Stupid Girl,” to stop a fight that had broken out in the front row and led to a man repeatedly punching a woman. Manson shut down everything and had the man removed, yelling “Dude. Never hit a f—ing woman. What the f— is wrong with you, man?” as he was escorted from the premises.

Apparently, the guy thought it was appropriate to point out that the woman he had punched was the instigator of the fight, to which Manson sarcastically replied ” “She started it? Oh, Jesus Christ — OK, we’re going to have like five people to play to at the end of the show.” You can watch the whole scene below.


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