Die Antwoord Accused Of Homophobic Attack

The incident was aimed at Andy Butler of Hercules & Love Affair…

South African group Die Antwoord have been accused of a homophobic hate crime.

A video has surfaced appearing to show the duo attacking Andy Butler of Hercules & Love Affair, before shouting: “Run, fa**ot, run! Run for your life b*tch.”

The group’s Ninja then appears to concoct a story of Andy Butler sexually assaulting a young girl, while band mate Yolandi seems to feign tears.

The video was shot at Adeleide’s Future Music festival, and was uploaded by Ben Jay Crossman, Die Antwoord’s former videographer – it was then taken down, but has been re-uploaded several times since.

As a result, Die Antwoord have been pulled from several festival line ups.

In response, Die Antwoord’s Ninja wrote on Facebook that the video had been “cleverly edited” to appear like a hate crime.

“This fight had nothing to with the fact that this guy was gay,” he wrote. “We dont [sic] care about people’s sexual preference. Our DJ and best friend DJ HITEK is gay, and alot [sic] of people in our crew are gay.”

The statement does not include an apology for using the word ‘faggot’.

Andy Butler has yet to comment on the video.

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