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.”
So, the drummer of Echosmith hit on Travis Barker`s 13 year old daughter on Instagram – he started it all the way back in 2016, and again recently.
The creep factor is so high here…he clearly knew who she was yet claims he didn`t know her age? Please… pic.twitter.com/iHeleAMLD5
— DORA (@_doradoradora) August 1, 2019
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.
#Echosmith drummer Graham Sierota apologizes for DMs to Travis Barker of Blink-182’s 13-year-old daughter. pic.twitter.com/DzDb4mztpa
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 1, 2019
“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.
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