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Ten Walls has been called out for making a homophobic outburst

The Lithuanian producer made some nasty remarks on his personal Facebook account

  • Mixmag Staff
  • 8 June 2015
Ten Walls has been called out for making a homophobic outburst

Ten Walls went on a nasty homophobic outburst last week.

The Lithuanian producer behind 'Walking With Elephants' and 'Gotham' was called out by Gay Star News after the publication picked up on comments made to his personal Facebook account.

On June 3, Gay Star News reports that Ten Walls, real name Marijus Adomaitis, described LGBTIs as "people of different breed".

A Facebook post read: "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. When I asked him 'what would you do if you realized that your 16-year-old son's browny (anus) is ripped by his boyfriend?' Well he was silent."

It also stated: "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 remarks have since been deleted but a screenshot of them is doing the rounds on Twitter.

Though the Facebook posts no longer exist, Adomaitis has apologised for their "insulting content".

On June 3, in what seems like a very quick change of tack, he wrote: "I want to apologize 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."

Today, Fort Romeau has cancelled a forthcoming gig with Ten Walls. Creamfields and Pitch festival have also pulled the artist off their respective line-ups.

A statement from Creamfields reads: "Whilst we respect freedom of speech, we find his defamatory and prejudiced comments about the gay community extremely offensive and feel that this is not in line with the spirit of Creamfields or an opinion that we support."

One from Pitch says: "We want to make very clear that Pitch is a festival for everyone, and we are against any form of discrimination whatsoever, on and off our festivalsite."

Leading DJs like Midland, Optimo and The Black Madonna have all used social media to register their discontent, along with Lithuanian filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas.

It might be stating the obvious, but we'll say it here anyway: dance music is no place for homophobia or bigotry of any kind.


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