Matisyahu was chopping down his fans from the stage over the weekend.
The Jewish reggae star reportedly pushed teenage girls off of the stage during a performance part of the Jewish Community Center’s Maccabi Games in Birmingham, Ala. on Sunday night.
“@matisyahu just shoved 15 year old kids on stage at a special performance for the Maccabi Games in Birmingham…” one Twitter user wrote.
Another added, “Just watched @matisyahu shove two 13 year olds including a girl off stage at Maccabi in Birmingham! Used to be a fan. Not anymore! #NoClass.”
The father of a 16-year-old fan, who was allegedly grabbed by the shirt by the “Chop ‘Em Down” singer, Rabbi Barry Leff, said his daughter was pushed over the edge of the stage.
“It was only a two foot drop, all she got was a scrape and a little bit of a sore back, but it could have been much, much worse,” he told the Jerusalem Post.
Leff called the 38-year-old’s actions “wildly inappropriate.”
“We are disappointed and dismayed that our opening concert performer, Matisyahu, forcibly removed some of our teen participants from the stage, and we will cooperate with any police investigation,” JCC Association of North America said in a statement to the Daily News. “Violence is never acceptable — at JCC Maccabi or anywhere else.”
Another Twitter user sided with the musician, writing “Great set in Birmingham tonight! If you’re out, let me buy you a beer to make up for those crazy kids!”
The tweet quickly received responses regarding the apparent shoving incident.
“Were you watching the same concert the rest of us were?” a suser questioned. “He violently shoved kids off the stage & his ‘great set’ was lacking.”
Another attendee did agree with Matisyahu’s aggressive choice, sharing that those who are not performing shouldn’t run on stage.
The concert was held at the University of Alabama’s Bartow Arena to kick of the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games. Hundreds of teens were in attendance ahead of the Olympic-style event.
It is unclear if police are involved in the incident. A rep for Matisyahu did not immediately respond to a Daily News request for comment.
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