The Lithuanian President Has Spoken Out About Ten Walls’ Homophobic Comments

The dance community has already spoken-out against Lithuanian producer Ten Walls after he made homophobic comments on his personal Facebook and now even the President of his country has had her say.

As Beatport reports, President Dalia Grybauskaitė has issued a statement responding to the events in a diplomatic way stating that she believes the controversy will only help the country to continue to be more aware and tolerant.

“I believe the incident benefits the state in a way that, in this country, we are becoming more and more open in our discussions about how insular we are, our intolerance of people who are different, as well as homophobia,” she said.

“I believe discussions are a healthy thing, we need more of them, as the sooner Lithuania becomes more open and more tolerant, the better it will be for the country.”

Meanwhile, after issuing an apology on his Facebook, Ten Walls has basically disappeared off the face of the earth. His festival slots at festivals like Creamfields, HARD, Mysteryland and Sonar have been cancelled and the uproar on social media has continued all week.

He also recently cancelled all of his upcoming shows, because he “needs a break” from music.

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