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Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph Called Out Over Insensitive Tweet About Using His Platforms

Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph Called Out Over Insensitive Tweet About Using His Platforms

Twenty One PilotsTyler Joseph has come under fire from fans after posting a joke about platforms, where he referenced his actual shoes.

The musician answered many fans’ calls about wanting him to use his voice on his platforms – his social media accounts – to address the political climate and racial injustice in the country.

“you guys keep asking me to use my platforms. feels good to dust these bad boys off,” he wrote, where he focuses the attention on the image of him wearing his very white shoes that are embellished with moons and stars.

Later on, Tyler went on to stand by and not apologize for it.

“I respect all the warriors out there fighting for different causes. there is honor in it, purpose, and it can make our world better. i just want to remind you what i’m fighting for: your mental health is more important today than it ever has been. you’re not alone,” he wrote, bringing the conversation to mental health.

He added, “you don’t know what someone else is going through. what other invisible weights they may be struggling to carry. keep that in mind as you go about your interactions, and take care of yourself, please.”

Fans weren’t happy with his joke or his subsequent tweets.

“the point is NOT that tyler joseph didnt use his platform for good. the point is that people asked him to stand by them, and he MOCKED them, then proceeded to rub it in that he is NOT sorry,” one user wrote about the issue.

Another added, “tyler joseph couldn’t speak out about not killing black people but he can make a joke at the expense of an entire movement can he at least pretend not to be racist.”

See all of Tyler‘s tweets below:

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