“La Fórmula” musician Maluma is one of the most lusted-after men in Latin music. He’s on the road for his Don Juan World Tour, and admirers are working overtime to grab his eye. Unfortunately, one woman seemed to allow her desires to overstep his personal boundaries.
During Maluma’s New York City concert at Madison Square Garden on Friday, October 6, as he greeted attendees before taking the stage, one woman attempted to grab at his private area. He immediately physically and verbally shut down the fan’s advances while venue security stepped in.
Maluma reacts to a fan inappropriately touching him at his concert. pic.twitter.com/8aqLJfS9mS
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 8, 2023
Once a clip of the incident gained traction across social media, people jumped to Maluma’s defense.
“That’s weird and unruly. He responded in the best way one can possibly behave,” wrote one.
That’s weird and unruly. He responded in the best way one can possibly behave
— Christopher CSI (@CSI9ja) October 8, 2023
“This is disgusting :(,” chimed another.
this is disgusting 🙁
— ໊ (@buffys) October 8, 2023
“This isn’t cute or funny,” penned one.
this isn’t cute or funny.
— ᴊᴀʏ (@JAYsPRINTs1) October 8, 2023
“Y’all be forgetting that celebrities are real ppl too sometimes,” barked another.
y’all be forgetting that celebrities are real ppl too sometimes pic.twitter.com/sQCSm9sbrX
— noah (@bloodlineprint) October 8, 2023
“He reacted very well… You don’t go about touching people without consent,” remarked yet another.
He reacted very well.. You don’t go about touching people without consent
— Ezenwayi Camp Nou (@Jiji_Byte) October 8, 2023
“People are way too comfortable sexually assaulting celebrities. I would’ve had her kicked out,” sternly put another.
People are way too comfortable sexually assaulting celebrities. I would’ve had her kicked out
— Dani (@floridaagirl97) October 8, 2023
Despite the uncomfortable encounter, Maluma took to his Instagram to thank supporters for the special evening, writing, “MADISON SQUARE GARDEN WAS DRESSED IN TRICOLOR LAST NIGHT … I woke up with a smile that will last me a lifetime! THANK YOU, NEW YORK, THANK YOU, LATINOS, this is just the beginning. #DonJuan.”