Louis The Child Apologize For Defending Hitler
Louis The Child are a young festival-mainstay dance duo from Illinois, and they have just learned a painful lesson about making galaxy-brain abstract arguments on Twitter. Earlier this week, as Your EDM reports, whichever member of Louis The Child operates the duo’s Twitter account jumped into a conversation between photographer DonsLens and Australian DJ/producer Alison Wonderland. DonsLens had tweeted, “It’s ok to not like people. But no reason to hate anyone.” Alison Wonderland had responded, “Unless rapists or racists.” This is the moment that Louis The Child jumped in.
Responding to Alison Wonderland, Louis The Child wrote,” “I think you can still love people you hate.” Wonderland: “I hate hitler.” Louis The Child: “Hating hitler does nothing for you hold onto hatred if you want. Keeping people safe right now is different than hating a dead person.” Alison Wonderland: “He killed half my family.” Louis The Child: “And is your hatred going to bring them back?”
My eyes are bleeding from reading this pic.twitter.com/dEBU7jt5VA
— Nick (@actualriddimdad) May 5, 2020
People did not react to this particular point in the way that Louis The Child might’ve hoped. In a since-deleted reply tweet attempting to clarify their position, Louis The Child wrote: “I said it’s pointless cause [Hitler is] not doing anything in the world right now. He’s dead. In concept I hate him too, I just forget about him and follow love instead of hating the past.”
Later on Tuesday, Louis The Child deleted all their Hitler-related tweets and posted an apology:
Louis the Child stands for love, inclusion, health, and making the best of the present moment. In no way do we support any form of hate past or present. We’re sorry for any pain we’ve caused and will always learn from our mistakes
— louisthechild (@LouisTheChild) May 6, 2020
Alison Wonderland, for one, accepted that apology:
Had a long talk to LTC on the phone last night.
I want everyone to know they were extremely sincere when reaching out & I don’t think the gravity of what was said was understood at the time, but it very much is now. We want to move on & we are still friends.
— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) May 6, 2020
This whole episode should stand as a lesson to anyone who uses social media: Before you attempt to make some goofy-ass philosophical point, or double down on that goofy-ass philosophical point, pump the brakes.