Hanson is all grown up! Well, Zac Hanson anyway.
Zac is the youngest member of the ’90s pop rock band Hanson, but he has come a long way since his “Mmmbop” days. Not only has he turned into an extremely talented, multi-instrumental musician, performer, and record producer, he’s not afraid to stop a performance dead in its tracks to confront an unruly fan.
In the video, Zac abruptly stops his performance of “Lulabelle” (around the 1:38 mark) to shame a rude audience member.
“Seriously? I’m singing this beautiful song about a little girl. And this drunk b*tch… ” he says before the audience cuts him off with wild cheers.
“You can go home,” he says before starting again from the top of the verse. “That was awesome. I love him,” a female crowd member is heard saying near the camera.
“Let this girl up, I want to hear what she has to say,” he said, trading a few barbs with her before labeling her a “dumb f*cking b*tch.”
Artists could be proactive like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and post flyers outside of their venues asking audience members to be polite and turn their “f*cking cell phones off.”
In any case, whenever an artist cuts off a performance to berate an audience member for rude behavior, observers seems split between “I bought the ticket, I’m the center of the world, I can do whatever I like” and “have some respect.” Watch Hanson’s video above and let us know which side of the debate you fall on.