Twenty One Pilots frontman Tyler Joseph had his shirt ripped apart by attendees while crowd surfing during the band’s Reading And Leads Festival performance.
Towards the end of “Car Radio,” he left the stage and began crowd surfing towards a platform in the pit area. Nearly two-and-a-half minutes passed until he reached the stand, but not before he had his shirt torn to pieces and mask removed by those in attendance.
Once atop the platform, Joseph soon said, “We gotta be done. Josh that’s it. We gotta be done.” It remains unconfirmed whether that was the show’s scheduled end time or if it was cut short on account of what took place.
You watch everything unfold in this video:
The Clique has since been offering endless support to Joseph with the RespectTylerJoseph hashtag:
Ending the day just to let you know #RespectTylerJoseph. He is an amazing human not something for you to tear up and assault in the pit.— josh dun smiling (@DunSmiling) August 27, 2016
He'd stop a show if you were hurt, but when he trusted you to crowd surf you drop him & rip his shirt off. I'm disgusted #RespectTylerJoseph— killjoy Alexandra (@ihemmingslove) August 26, 2016
imagine if that had happened to one of the boys? please remember to respect artists because they do what they do for us #respecttylerjoseph— Punk Rock Updates (@5SOSWWReports) August 27, 2016
he stops shows to make sure we're okay and this is how people treat him i'm disgusted #respecttylerjoseph— thank you josh!! ◡̈ (@Icvely) August 27, 2016
it makes me sad to think that someone so caring of other's safety got mauled by fans trying to put on an awesome show #RespectTylerJoseph— rachel volpicellø (@rachyvolps) August 26, 2016
Dont understand why anyone would treat an artist like that. In no situation is that cool. They're a human being. SMH. #RespectTylerJoseph— Mikey Piff (@MikeyPiff) August 27, 2016