Twenty One Pilot’s Frontman Faces Backlash Over ‘Insensitive’ Tweets
Singer-songwriter Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots is facing serious backlash for what is being called insensitive and mocking tweets.
In response to what he said is people asking him to use his platform, Tyler Joseph, the frontman for Twenty One Pilots, is getting heat. The Twenty One Pilots singer was apparently asked by a lot of fans a lot of times to use his celebrity platform to speak out about racial injustices and social issues. He tweeted a picture of him wearing platform sneakers saying "you guys keep asking me to use my platforms. feels good to dust these bad boys off." Below is the tweet:
Just two hours after that tweet, he began to tweet about mental health and suicide awareness. He even shared a link to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. But in addition to that, he doubled down on his original tweet regarding using his platform and did not apologize. He said "this isn't a notes app moment. i'm doubling down on my platform tweet. it was fantastic."
However, another two hours later, Tyler Joseph must have realized the severity of the backlash he was getting because he tweeted an apology. He said "my tweet wasn’t suppose to be about human rights. so in case you are wondering where i stand: Black Lives Matter. i just wanted to take a moment to raise awareness about something else that has meant a lot to me for a long time. but now I see there is no room for that right now." A tweet after that shared a link to Black Lives Matter resources and ways to help the cause.
Even after the apology, fans were still unhappy and felt mocked. Plenty of fans responded to him with sentiments saying they asked him to speak out and instead he mocked them. Below are just some responses to his series of tweets: