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Alison Wonderland calls out followers after Instagram sexual harassment

'Last 2 comments. This is not ok. Ever.'

  • SCOTT CARBINES
  • 6 October 2015

Alison Wonderland has called out two so-called fans after they posted comments on her Instagram account claiming they wanted to 'rape' and 'roofie' her.

The Aussie DJ and producer took to Facebook and Twitter last night to highlight the offensive remarks, posted on a photo taken after a Brisbane show, by sharing a screenshot with the caption, "Yo I wouldn't usually call people out but I feel like this time it is important. Last 2 comments. This is not ok. Ever. I don't care if it's a 'joke'. Not. Ok."

The Sydney-bred artist added, "I hope anyone who has ever felt threatened by comments like these knows that it's totally acceptable to stand up for yourself and take it seriously. Humans need to be respected equally regardless of gender or job or wealth or education. Any comment said to make someone feel threatened is a crime. Call me ugly, tell me you hate my music or my voice or whatever i don't give a fuck about that shit, but implying that you want to give me a drug then rape me, joke or not, is just... oh my god... how is this even a thing?"

The situation then got out of hand with the offending accounts copping a barrage of abuse before being deleted along with the initial comments. Alison urged people not to get involved, asking everyone to chill, and today wrote a post saying the guys had apologised.

Unfortunately, however, the issue again highlights the ingrained problem of chauvinism and sexual harassment in dance music, club culture and broader society. But, importantly, it also shows people will no longer stand for it.

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