Travis Barker Slams Echosmith Drummer For Seemingly Hitting On His 13-Year-Old Daughter
This is very, very creepy.
Alabama posted screenshots of some of the messages to Instagram, writing "Hey guys! So once again I am bringing this to your attention because I'm a 13-year-old girl and he is 21/20 super creepy."
A lot of the messages are just 'Hi' but one reads, "By the way I'm Graham from Echosmith and I think ur beautiful." That message was sent in 2016, when Barker was just 11 years old.
Apparently they were consistent enough for Barker to speak up, after Sierota invited her to a BBQ.
She responded saying "ur like 40" - honestly, drag him - to which he said "I just wanted to say I really like ur music and sorry for messaging and I'm 20."
Barker then said, "U understand I'm a child?"
The Blast spoke to Travis Barker about the situation, and he said "When I found out a 20 year old man was trying to get in touch with my 13 year old daughter by filling her Instagram messages with party invites and compliments I was disgusted."
"That’s predatory behavior and there is nothing cool, normal or ok about it at all."
Just Jared spoke to Sierota for comment, and apologised for his behaviour, saying he didn't realise that Barker was a child.
"I had invited Alabama to my parents’ big family BBQ along with many other people, and it wasn’t until she responded that I realised her age, at which point I apologised to her," he said.
“I’m really sorry and feel very badly about this. I didn’t realise she was a minor and assumed she was my age. I made a careless mistake and this is a big lesson for me."
“I would like to apologise again to Alabama, her dad Travis and her family."