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    Tyler Joseph From Twenty One Pilots Has Apologized After Facing Backlash For His "Platform" Tweets

    SMH x 100.

    You're probably familiar with the musical duo Twenty One Pilots. Remember they had that hugely popular song in 2015 called "Stressed Out?"

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    Well, in the wake of the global Black Lives Matter movement, celebrities have been using their platforms and influence to speak out against police brutality, racism, and other injustices.

    Please look at this thread. My initial contributions are $100,000 to the various organizations I have included. I encourage you and my peers to contribute whatever you can. Every amount counts!!!!!

    Americans have the first amendment right to peacefully protest oppression and injustice. Chrissy and I will be donating to these 3 organizations which are organizing, supporting and defending those marching for justice: @Mvmnt4BlkLives @nlgnews @bailproject

    Tyler, from Twenty One Pilots, has not. Fans of the group have urged the frontman to use his platforms — 2.2 million followers on Twitter and 5.1 million followers on Instagram — to speak out.

    Tyler must've seen the tweets and comments about using his platform because on Thursday he sarcastically tweeted a picture of platform shoes, saying, "You guys keep asking me to use my platforms. Feels good to dust these bad boys off."

    you guys keep asking me to use my platforms. feels good to dust these bad boys off.

    Really? You're going to joke about "using your platform" after fans have called you out because they're upset that you're silent? Not funny or cool.

    Tyler Joseph wearing platform shoes

    Tyler doubled down in the next tweet, after backlash ensued, saying, "This isn't a Notes app moment. I'm doubling down on my platform tweet. It was fantastic."

    this isn’t a notes app moment. i’m doubling down on my platform tweet. it was fantastic.

    People expressed how disappointed they were:

    @tylerrjoseph your fans are hurting and disappointment and feel so let down and you’re laughing about it? so gross

    @tylerrjoseph Do you not realize how harmful it was tyler oh my god

    Tyler soon after apologized and said he was trying to "raise awareness." Hmm...ok. "I'm truly sorry if it hurt anyone. Here is a link with a lot of great info that I stand by," he said.

    im truly sorry if it hurt anyone. here is a link with a lot of great info that i stand by.

    Hopefully Tyler continues to actually use his platform and learns from this experience.


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