Update 2: Ten Walls posted the following message on his Facebook page: "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."

Update: PITCH festival, Sonar and Creamfields have dropped Ten Walls from their respective line-ups due to the producer's comments. We suspect they won't be the only festivals to do so.


Original Story

Lithuanian producer Ten Walls, best known for the brassy 'Walking with Elephants', has apparently launched gone on a homophobic rant, along the way equating homosexuality with paedophilia. Gay Star News reported that the producer is alleged to have posted something on Facebook (since deleted) that included this charming anecdote:

"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."

He went on to congratulate "the good 90s," a time when "these people of different breed where [sic] fixed."

Comparing child abuse in Ireland with homosexuality, he wrote:

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.

Fort Romeau, who was due to be supporting Ten Walls at Koko later this year, has cancelled his slot, posting the following on Facebook in response to the Lithuanian artist's comments:

hello. I was due to support Ten Walls at Koko, London in November, in light of recent comments made by him on Facebook...

Posted by Fort Romeau on Monday, 8 June 2015

Ten Walls, real name Marijus Adomaitis, later apologised on Facebook:

"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."

More like 'Walking with Dinosaurs', am I right?