Lithuanian star Ten Walls apologises for online posts

Lithuanian musician and producer Ten Walls apologises for comments he made about homosexual people

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Ten Walls, Lithuanian musician and producer has released an apology after his comments on homesexuals which compared homesexuals and pedophiles on Facebook.

Ten Walls  whose real name is Marijus Adomaitis, also referred to those in the LGBT community as people of a “different breed.”

On his Facebook post he said “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 then added: “When I asked him ‘what would you do if you realised that your 16-year-old son’s browny is ripped by his boyfriend?’ Well he was silent.”

Later on he compared homosexuality to pedophilia abuse by Catholic priests: “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 lied 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.”

Ten Walls deleted the posts from his personal Facebook page after the reactions but his comments were picked up and circulated by publications.

After the reactions the musician said: “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.”

However, his gigs were still cancelled.

An  electronic artist Fort Romeau who has cancelled his support slot with Ten Walls at Koko in London in November said: “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 sexism are normalised and worse, codified into law.”


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