Ten Walls is about to have the quickest trip back to obscurity in the history of DJ-dom. The Walking With Elephants producer, whose real name is Marijus Adomaitis, has been dropped from his agency, the HARD Summer, Sonar, and Creamfields lineups, and has cancelled all upcoming shows after the DJ posted a homophobic rant on his personal Facebook page, Gay Star News and Mixmag report.
The Facebook tirade, which has now been deleted, referred to LGBT individuals as “people of a different breed” and also likened them to pedophiles. Below are some of the horrific quotes, as well as a screenshot of the Facebook post, whose translation was verified by openly gay Lithuanian filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas:
“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.”
“In the good ’90s… these people of different breed were fixed.”
“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.”
Adomaitis later posted this apology to his Facebook, which obviously no one is buying:
“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.”
As can be imagined, DJs and dance music brands across the globe have reacted in shock and disgust. Creamfields, Sonar, HARD Summer, Mysteryland Netherlands, Pitch, and Urban Art Forms have all removed Adomaitis from their lineups, his European and US agencies, Coda and Liaison respectively, have dropped him from their roster, and Phonica Records has cancelled all pre-orders of the vinyl release of his single Sparta. Creamfields had this to say:
“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.”
HARD Summer spoke out on Twitter:
There will be no Ten Walls at #HSMF15 this year after his verbal attacks against a community we support to the fullest here at HARD Events.— HARD Fest (@HARDFEST) June 8, 2015
Adomaitis also personally announced the cancellation of all his forthcoming shows (before the venues and promoters did it for him):
“Last week I wrote a Facebook post that was wrong and completely out of character and the result was a badly written post that was unacceptable. It was never my intention to offend anyone. I”m really saddened by everything that has happened and I would like to apologise to everyone I”ve let down, especially to my friends in the gay community, and my fans. I now need to take a break and have cancelled my upcoming shows.”