Travis Barker Blasts Graham Sierota For Messaging His 13 Year Old Daughter - Echosmith Drummer Issues An Apology
Travis Barker has blasted Graham Sierota for messaging his 13-year-old daughter, Alabama, whose mother is his ex-wife Shanna Moakler.
Earlier this week, Alabama, shared screenshots of a conversation between her and the 20-year-old Echosmith drummer via her Instagram direct messages. The teenager uploaded, the now-deleted post to warn other girls her age the adult male had been trying to contact her since she was 10-years-old.
The Blast got ahold of the screenshots before they were deleted. Sierota invited Alabama to his parents' house for a BBQ. She called him out for his age and messaging her when she was "a child."
After he said he liked her music, Alabama decided to blast their conversation on social media.
"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," Alabama tagged the Echosmith drummer.
On Thursday, Barker slammed Sierots in a statement to The Blast.
"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," the Blink 182 rocker stated.
The 43-year-old is an angry father, and no one can blame him. There is no reason for a man to be direct messaging a child. After a severe amount of backlash, Sierots finally responded with an apology for his disgusting actions.
"I had invited Alabama to my parents' big family BBQ along with many other people, and it wasn't until she responded that I realized her age at which point I apologized to her. I'm really sorry and feel very badly about this. I didn't realize 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 apologize again to Alabama, her dad Travis, and her family," Sierota said in a statement to People magazine.
Graham Sierota, who is part of the band Echosmith with his brother Noah and his sister Sydney, has come under fire for sending messages to a teenage girl. Not any young girl either, the adolescent daughter of Travis Barker, 13-year-old Alabama.
Kudos to Alabama for bringing the disgusting behavior to light. Barker is not happy about it, and perhaps Sierota should steer clear of him forever.