Musician Ten Walls apologises for comparing homosexuality to paedophilia
Musician Ten Walls has been dropped from several events after comparing homosexuality to paedophilia.
The Lithuanian producer and musician issued an apology after he posted the comments on Facebook, which referred to LGBT people as people of a “different breed”.
Ten Walls, real name Marijus Adomaitis, has since deleted the posts from Facebook, but not before they were picked up by several publications, according to the Guardian.
“I remember producing music for one Lithuanian musician, who tried to wash my brain that I don’t need to be so conservative and intolerant about them,” he began.
“When I asked him ‘what would you do if you realised that your 16-year-old son’s browny (anus) is ripped by his boyfriend?’ Well he was silent.”
He also said that, in “the good 90s … these people of different breed where [sic] fixed,” and went on to compare homosexuality with paedophilia.
“One of my first gigs in Ireland, on my way to [my] hotel I saw a church with a fence decorated with hundreds of baby shoes. Naturally I wondered why? Unfortunately a priest’s lie for many years was uncovered when children were massively raped. Unfortunately the people of other breed continue to do it and everyone knows it but does nothing.”
The musician has since issued an apology which read: “I want to apologise for the former post in my account. I am really sorry about its insulting content which does not reflect my true opinion. I hope this misunderstanding will not provoke any more thoughts and opinions. Peace.”
After performing at Field Day over the weekend, the musician has been dropped from Pitch festival and Creamfields.
Fort Romeau also dropped out of supporting Ten Walls at Koko in November writing on Facebook: “It’s easy to romanticise electronic music culture and imagine it as a bastion of social liberalism and progressive ideology.
“But the reality is that it simply reflects the larger social context where homophobia and (particularly) sexism are normalised and worse, codified into law”