After Travis Barker’s 13-year-old daughter, Alabama Barker, revealed she was getting creepy messages from 20-year-old Echosmith drummer Graham Sierota, the blonde beauty now wants to put the drama behind her.
“Hey, guys! I am posting on behalf of the drummer of Echosmith!” she posted on her Instagram Stories on Thursday, August 1. “He had DMed me a while back in 2016 and then once again in July saying I was beautiful and invited me to a barbecue at his house. He is very sorry about the situation and regretful. I forgive him and would like for this all to be over.”
In 2016, the musician reached out to Alabama when she was just 10 years old. He wrote multiple messages that just said “Hi.” He added, “By the way, I’m Graham from Echosmith, and I think you’re beautiful.” Alabama appeared to not have responded to any of the messages.
Graham allegedly slid back into Alabama’s DMs again in July when he sent her an invite to a barbecue at his house. She reportedly wrote back, “You’re like 40,” to which he replied, “I just wanted to say I really like your music and sorry for messaging, and I’m 20 [years old].” But Alabama wasn’t having it. “OK, but you understand I’m a child?” she clapped back.
Alabama wanted to make it known to her followers that this type of behavior is unacceptable. “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,” she captioned the alleged screenshots.
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Naturally, the 43-year-old Blink 182 drummer slammed Graham for speaking to his little girl. “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,” he told The Blast on July 31. “That’s predatory behavior, and there is nothing cool, normal or OK about it at all.”
Graham has since issued an apology. “I had invited Alabama to my parents’ big family barbecue along with many other people, and it wasn’t until she responded that I realized her age, at which point I apologized to her,” he told The Daily Beast in a statement on August 1. “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.”
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