The fallout from that controversial video of Die Antwoord using homophobic slurs and making up lies of sexual assault against American musician Andy Butler has begun.
Whilst Girl focused on the lesser-obvious elements of the faux sexual assault claims in our coverage of the video, it is being widely reported that the homophobic slurs and physical attack led to the duo being withdrawn from Chicago’s Riot Fest line up and replaced by Wu Tang Clan.
Riot Fest, which takes place September 13-15, issued a statement Aug. 20 on Twitter saying, “Die Antwoord will no longer be performing at Riot Fest 2019. We will be announcing their replacement tomorrow at 10am.”
This followed on from the act getting pulled from the Louder Than Life festival in Kentucky, with an Aug. 14 post on Facebook citing “unforeseen circumstances” for their withdrawal.
Ninja posted the following on Die Antwoord’s Facebook page responding to the video:
Ben Crossman, the videographer who posted the footage online, has denied Ninja’s claims in an email to EDM.com. You can read their story and all of his quotes here.
If you want to see the video, which has been removed from YouTube, you can check it out here: