Travis Barker ‘Disgusted’ Over Echosmith Drummer Allegedly Contacting His Daughter

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Echosmith’s drummer has allegedly been sending some creepy messages to Travis Barker’s daughter:


    Barker tells 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.”

    Barker continues, “That’s predatory behavior and there is nothing cool, normal or ok about it at all.”

    This does not appear to be the first time something like this has happened.

     
  2. Chase Tremaine

    theherox @oursbyaccident oursbyaccident.com Supporter

    I can only imagine that, as a female frontperson in today's industry, Sydney is a constant victim of predation attempts. You'd think her brother Graham would have a heart for victims of this atrocity, rather than actively CREATING victims.
     
  3. MysteryKnight

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    That’s wild. He’s always seemed like a respectable person, and I even got to meet him at warped tour a few years ago.

    I’ll be interested to see how he defends that but yikes, looks bad.
     
  4. somethingwitty

    Regular

    That’s gross...granted, if you just looked at her IG you’d think she’s like 18 lol...but um why would you just invite random girls from IG to a family BBQ?
     
  5. scottlechowicz

    Trusted Supporter

    Big yikes.
     
  6. Christian Romero

    @iChrisRomero @icandigitpod Supporter

    Another day another guy being creepy towards younger women... awesome.
     
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  7. fourstarters

    Team Wiggum

    Is "I'm Graham from Echosmith" a legitimate attempt at a pickup line?
     
  8. somethingwitty

    Regular

    How else should I word this? The pics make it seem like she’s a jet-setting adult, not a child. Guess that’s what growing up with extreme wealth will do for you!
     
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  9. K0ta

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    The point is that you shouldn't put words to it at all. Because that's the exact type of rhetoric that men will use when justifying this type of behavior. "Well just look at her! She looked 18."
     
  10. She was ... 10 or 11 ... when he sent the first message. She didn't look like an adult then and does not now.
     
  11. JamesMichael

    Web, Designer & Marketer Prestigious

    100% agree with this. How on earth can he say he thought she was his age is beyond me.
     
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  12. duritzfan13

    all we have is time

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  13. transrebel59

    Regular

    I really think this is the tip of the iceberg with this band. I said it a few years ago and people thought it was stupid but more and more weird stuff is going to come from this band.
     
  14. soundclash

    Newbie

    It doesn’t matter how old she looks. Her parents are celebrities; it takes 5 seconds to use Google and find out her age.

    Either way, his excuse goes out the window entirely since he tried contacting her for three years and not one of the earlier messages mentioned a BBQ. Not to mention this isn’t the first underage girl he contacted.
     
  15. DrAlanGrant

    Texas Forever

    I’ll bite. Why/what do you mean?
     
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  16. scottlechowicz

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    Let's be real here. No one "looks" 18. She looks like a young teenager because she is one. What people really mean when they say a girl "looks 18" is that they assumed (or hoped) that they could openly sexualize her because they were already internally sexualizing her because society strongly encourages the sexualization of young girls.
     
  17. transrebel59

    Regular

    This a whole new can of worms to open but there is a legitimately bizarre picture of her and other children with High Hefner on her Instagram. Was he known for hosting parties that children would attend?
     
  18. zachmacD

    Regular

    yikes
     
  19. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    ugh
     
  20. MysteryKnight

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    You can say she looks 18 all you want, but the fact is that it doesn't make sense why he wouldn't have checked her age anyway, there's no way someone looks at her and says "yup, definitely 18". Alabama Barker is pretty famous, it's extremely easy to find out her age. He could have took 2 seconds to look up her age and see, yikes, I need to stop. He didn't
     
  21. currytheword

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    There were many mistakes here. The girl’s age is obviously, visually NOT one of them. Some self-reflection time for those mistaking anyone ages 13-17 as adults.
     
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  22. ManchesterOrch8

    Motel. Money. Murder. Madness.

    Nope, never once has a girl I ‘assumed’ was ‘older’ turned out to be 10. Nope. Never.

    Anyone saying she ‘looks older’, what? 12? 13?

    This dude is trash. This band is trash if they don’t admit their brother is a problem and don’t swiftly get rid of him.

    Nuts anyone even utters about what she ‘looks like’ here.
     
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  23. MrCon

    I was trying to describe myself to someone

    In one of the twitter links he then follows it by saying he's home schooled. I know it's completely beside the point of the real issue here, but that's completely baffled me as something to lead with.

    Don't really know anything about this band, but they need to ditch this creeper extremely quickly.
     
  24. rxbandit89

    probably over-caffeinated. Supporter

    Nope
     
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  25. MysteryKnight

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