Alabama Barker, the 13-year-old daughter of Blink-182 drummer Travis Baker, has responded to Echosmith drummer Graham Sierota's apology after he sent her unsolicited direct messages on Instagram.
Earlier this week, Alabama posted screenshots of messages sent to her by Sierota, and wrote, "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.”
Graham, 20, first DMed Alabama in 2016 -- when she was 10 years old -- to tell her she was "beautiful." Last month, he reached out again, inviting her to a barbecue.
Travis told The Blast that when he learned of the messages, he was "disgusted," calling Graham's actions "predatory behavior."
On Friday, Alabama wrote in her Instagram Story, "Hey guys! I am posting on behalf of the drummer of Echosmith! He had dmed me a while back in 2016 and then once again in July saying I was beautiful and invited me to a bbq 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 a statement to People, Graham said, "I had invited Alabama to my parents’ big family BBQ 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 continued, "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.”
Echosmith's best known for the 2014 hit "Cool Kids."
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