Known for his brash and unapologetic persona often flaming other EDM producers via Twitter, Deadmau5 (born Joel Zimmerman) has recently been accused of transphobia and homophobia, as well as calling another producer’s music “autistic shit.”

Even with his aggressive history of tweets, these are out of character for him.

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In a statement posted to Twitter, Zimmerman wrote, “This has been a very difficult period and I sincerely apologize for my comments which were completely offensive and I take full responsibility for. […] I’ve consulted with friends and loved ones and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m in need of professional help to get on top of my issues and become a better me.” Read the whole message below.


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