Although the group has yet to be removed from its roster, there's mounting pressure facing organizers of Australia's WOMADelaide music festival to remove the act Swamp Thing. The drummer's teenage son (and occasional band member) is notorious for internet trolling, including targeting Amanda Todd, the Canadian teenager who committed suicide last October due to bullying. She was 15.
According to Adelaide Now, Swamp Thing — consisting of Grant Haua and former Split Enz and John Butler Trio member and drummer Michael Barker (and occasionally his son Tristan) — were confirmed to play the the Adelaide event. However, things may change following news over the weekend of Tristan's caustic, hate-filled tweets, Facebook posts and YouTube posts over the years, including tweets about Amanda Todd.
After Todd's death made headlines internationally, Tristan Barker posted a 10-minute rant on YouTube regarding the incident about "another teenage girl's slutty histrionic behavior" and how she made a "sad »
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