Wolf + Lamb Producer Apologises for Homophobic Rant Against RA Writer
Boston house DJ Tanner Ross denied being homophobic this week after he bullied Resident Advisor’s North American editor Andrew Ryce via a series of angry Tweets apparently sparked by the writer’s less than enthusiastic recent review of a Jamie XX album.
“Musta felt so good to give Jamie Xx a bad review. What was it like? Did your dick get hard?” he wrote.
‘Can we rub our dicks together and go to Creamfields?” he continued, adding “@andrewryce I was doing my dissertation at Fabric with Craig Richards before you came in someone’s ass.”
When the RA writer subsequently posted the offending comments as screen shots (after Twitter refused to take action), Wolf + Lamb almost immediately dropped Ross from the line-up of a Sonar party, prompting a rapid reversal from the Boston based producer.
On Twitter, he wrote ‘Andrew I am the farthest thing from a homophobe and I realize it came off that way. I’m sorry that I hurt your feelings’, while on Facebook he insisted his trolling was without prejudice.
“I apologize to those who have been offended. Attacking someone verbally is absolutely wrong but I was not coming from a homophobic point of view,” he claimed.
“There really isn’t enough words that can express how sorry I am. I truly am sorry.” (Facebook)
Pitchfork magazine were unimpressed.
“Gay producers, DJs, promoters, and club owners helped pioneer and catapult house, techno, disco and beyond into mainstream culture,” they pointed out, “but straight white bros (SWBs) took over in the ’90s, for all intents and purposes.” (Pitchfork)