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Busker Praised For Handling Woman Harassing Her Saying She Can't Sing

Dominic Smithers

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Busker Praised For Handling Woman Harassing Her Saying She Can't Sing

Featured Image Credit: @shaniceforstermusic

A young busker has been praised for the way she dealt with a woman who harassed her during her set. Watch the exchange below:


Shanice Forster was performing some songs recently when she was approached by a passer-by who took exception to her singing.

In a video posted to her TikTok account, the woman can be heard shouting at her, threatening to contact the council.

The irate woman says: "You can't bloody sing anyway, you're putting people off."

But clearly unable to reason with the woman, Shanice calmly explains to her that she has been given permission to busk and that she is within her rights to perform.

Despite her efforts, the woman says she 'can't bloody sing'.

Credit: @shaniceforstermusic
Credit: @shaniceforstermusic

And with the woman continuing to get more and more irate, Shanice then says: "Mate, I don't know if you're upset today..."

Luckily, another stranger comes over and tells the woman to go away if she doesn't like the music.

She says: "She can sing. She's got a right to sing."

Since the video was posted, it has been viewed more than 2.2 million times, with thousands of people piling into the comments to show their support for Shanice and the way she handled it.

One user said: "You handled that with class."

Echoing this, another commented: "So much respect for the lady that stood up for you. Don't know how you stayed so calm. Well done."

Credit: @shaniceforstermusic
Credit: @shaniceforstermusic

"Keep doing what you're doing and don't let anyone tell you different," put a third.

While another added: "Why put energy into saying that! Why not just keep walking?! What does she think she'll gain by saying that?!"

And in a follow-up video of her singing, Shanice thanked her followers for showing so much love.

thanked people for their support, saying: "Thanks for everyone's kindness. From my last post mindblown by the support."

Well done, Shanice!

You can follow her here and here.

Topics: UK News, Music, TikTok

Dominic Smithers
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