DJ Deadmaus Says Voguing, Ball Room Culture Racist

Toronto DJ Joel Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, lashed out at the vogue ball scene in a recent tweet.

“Here’s another thing I’ll never fully understand—competitive vogue-ing,” the Grammy-nominated producer opined.

When someone tried to explain that the vogue scene is accepting, full of energy and allows participants “to live their fantasy,” Zimmerman responded, “Except white people like me.”

“That’s about all I’ve learned from your amazing community via Twitter,” he added. “I’m over it.”

Deadmau5 is one of the top performers in the electronic dance music scene, though some have criticized EDM as bastardizing gay-influenced house music and disco to make it palatable to a more mainstream, white, heterosexual crowd.

Some users attempted to explain the scene’s role in the larger LGBT community, but Zimmerman seemed intent on trolling his own Twitter thread.

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