AceShowbiz - Travis Barker's daughter Alabama Barker has broken her silence on online chatters driven by her viral TikTok video. In a lengthy Instagram comment, the 17-year-old defended her TikTok video and admitted to be baffled by the hate coming at her.
Underneath an Instagram post by Hollywood Unlocked about the matter, Alabama made it clear that she wouldn't be silenced. "Many would say to be quiet and let it be but it's mentally exhausting," she said.
Of her video, which featured her dancing to YN Jay's "Perc & Sex" alongside her girl pals, the "Meet the Barkers" alum said, "They and myself were at a video shoot even though I do not need to explain all of the negative assumptions about us." She added, "It's absurd to see a group of friends just having a good time gives so many grown adults a topic to talk about."
She also responded to people criticizing the song choice as the track is about popping pills. "It's a trending song on TikTok… once again everybody is doing but of course cause it's myself it's going to be posted, I can't catch a break from accounts like this in general, you guys are so low for making a post about a minor in general," she continued.
Concluding her message, Alabama wrote, "All I can say, is do better, I let you live your life, so it would be appreciated if I can live mine."
Alabama was trending on social media after she posted the video earlier this week. "You telling me alabama barker looks biracial and expect me to take you seriously," one person wrote on Twitter.
"There's just a lot off with this. Sis, is using those black girls as props. Overall inappropriate and cringe," one other said on Instagram. "That song is disgusting & stupid. Yeah go ahead & encourage young kids to pop pills during a fentanyl epidemic!" another added. One other critic said, "Couldn't be my 17 year old daughter but go off."
However, some people were jumping to Alabama's defense. "@hollywoodunlocked and what exactly did you think was gonna happen when you posted this young lady to be judged by a bunch of adults !? DO BETTER!!" a fan criticized.
"Why would y'all post this, she's a minor y'all know exactly what y'all be doing… why do y'all even care to be updated about what KIDS are doing anyway??" one other added, before referring to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's daughter North and Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z's daughter Blue Ivy. "I get it's a blog but kids really should be left out of it unless they're doing KID stuff (example: North's tutorials w/ her siblings) or working (example: Blue Ivy performing with her mom)."