Flying Lotus took a hard stand on the still developing controversy around California based producer Gaslamp Killer. Last Thursday the artist was accused with a damning statement explaining his sexual assault of two young women four years ago. The internet has been quick to side with the accusers, as many other females have chosen to speak out against artist, and when The Gaslamp Killer chose to refute the claims, his statement was nebulous to say the least.
Artist Flying Lotus came to the defense of the artist at his show in Hollywood this weekend. The prominent experimental producer ended his set with a GLK track and exclaimed:
“The internet is a fuckin’ liar. Ain’t nobody judge and jury but the fuckin’ law, okay?… Thank you guys so much for coming, let truth and justice have its day.”
While we do understand his statement as it is important to weigh both sides of an argument and not blindly believe either immediately, the way he went about defending GLK was a bit outrageous. To call anyone who had the courage to speak out about a sexual assault a liar is downright horrible. While we do not know the intent of Flying Lotus' statements we have to say that it is important to support those who have been a victim of or affected by sexual assault or rape.
If you or anyone you know needs resources surround sexual assault or rape, please contact the national sexual assault hotline at 1-800-656-4673.