Staind rocker Aaron Lewis, who is a dad of three daughters, proved that it's cool to stand up for someone in need when he called out people in the crowd at a recent concert. Their offense? Molesting a young girl who was crowd surfing.
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Why Aaron Lewis flipped out

At a concert in Kansas City hosted by local radio station 98.9 FM The Rock over the weekend, Staind frontman Aaron Lewis stopped mid-song to angrily address some people in the crowd. In a rant filled with expletives, the 42-year-old singer and father of three daughters called out some men that were apparently "molesting" a young girl who Aaron believed to be about 15 years old while she crowd surfed.

Aaron went on to say that they should be "beaten down by everyone around them" and added that if he saw anything like that again he would point them out and have everyone beat their [expletive expletive].

Check the video out for yourself here, but note that this version has been edited for profanity.

To see the original explicit version (my personal favorite), click here >>

Aaron Lewis did the right thing

In my mind, this is the coolest thing a celebrity has done in a while. Instead of seeing a young pop sensation like Miley Cyrus wagging her booty not to mention her tongue all over the stage, here is a man, a father and a role model in many young people's eyes, standing up for a girl in need. It's pretty impressive to me that he even noticed what was happening while on stage performing and felt strongly enough about it to stop the show, address the crowd and even produce a frightening consequence if he saw anything of the sort again. At the end of his rant, he addressed the women of the crowd saying, "Now girls, feel free to crowd surf safely." The audience cheered. And, watching the video, I got chills.

When I see someone like Aaron Lewis who is using his celebrity, even in a small way, to make a difference, I am just filled with hope, admiration and inspiration.

While I certainly don't condone the violence aspect of it, I do think he is Superman for showing that doing the right thing, standing up to bullies and helping someone in need is straight up awesome. Celebrities from musicians to professional sports players tend to get a lot of flak for not being the role models they are put up on pedestals to be. I don't think it's fair that they have to serve that purpose or that they get judged when they don't act as the role models they are "supposed" to be. They are artists in their own right, using their freedom of expression in a way that works for them. However, when I see someone like Aaron Lewis (who I really didn't know anything about before this rant, by the way) who is using his celebrity, even in a small way, to make a difference, I am just filled with hope, admiration and inspiration.

And as a mom, I can't help but think, 'What if the victim had been my daughter?' I have a feeling Aaron was probably thinking the same thing.

Share with us!^What do you think about Aaron Lewis' on-stage rant? Did he do the right thing by calling the "molesters" out or should he have taken another route to assist the young girl?

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