DJ Ten Walls dropped from music festivals for homophobic comments

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Lithuanian producer and DJ, Ten Walls, was dropped from six different music festivals after making a homophobic post on Facebook on June 3. The post, which has since been deleted, likened homosexuality to pedophilia and called LGBT people “people of a different breed.”

The DJ, whose real name is Marijus Adomaitis, was dropped from HARD Summer, Sónar, Creamfields, Pukkelpop, Osheaga, PITCH and Urban Art Forms Festival.

He was also dropped from his booking agency Coda Music. A spokeswoman from the agency confirmed that they no longer represent him: “Coda Music Agency condemns all forms of discrimination based on race, religion or sexual orientation. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to represent a hugely diverse roster of artists. We no longer represent Ten Walls.”

The producer, most known for hit Walking With Elephants, posted an apology on his Facebook page after music festivals started dropping him from their lineup and backlash started pouring in.

Last week I wrote a Facebook post that was wrong and completely out of character and the result was a badly written post…

Posted by Ten Walls on Monday, June 8, 2015

The backlash received ranges from the international community of DJs and producers, as well as fans of dance music.

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