Travis Barker’s daughter, Alabama Barker, has responded to the backlash over one of her recent TikTok videos.
Along with a group of her friends, Alabama took center stage as she danced to the track and lip-synched the lyrics, which reference the Class B drug Percocets.
“How the hell did you drive up to the motherfuckin party and forget the percs?” Alabama lip sync. “Perc 10, I just popped Perc 10/Perc 30, I just popped Perc 30/Perc 60, I just popped two Perc 30s/Perky dance, let me do my Perky dance.”
Several users explained that they were uncomfortable with Alabama’s TikTok – which has been viewed almost two million times – for a number of reasons.
People took notice of the “disgusting” lyrics and questioned why Alabama’s father, Travis, and mother, Shanna Moakler, weren’t more strict about the content she posts since she’s a legal minor.
“This song is disgusting and stupid. Yes go ahead and encourage young kids to take pills during a fentanyl epidemic!” one person wrote below a reposted clip of the TikTok shared by Hollywood Unlocked.
“Couldn’t be my 17 year old daughter but go for it,” one wrote. “The fact that Hollywood and the people condone this behavior is wrong! There’s an age and a place for everything, it’s not. Your parents must do better,” added a third user.
And as the conversation unfolded, several people called TikTok “inappropriate and terrifying” before accusing Alabama of “trying to be black.”
When asked why her entire group of friends were positioned around and behind her, people claimed Alabama “uses black girls as props.”
“There’s just a lot wrong with it. Sister uses these black girls as props. Overall inappropriate and appalling,” one person wrote.
“Here she’s using black girls as props and trying to be black,” said another, while a third user echoed, “she wants to be black so badly.”
“Why are the black ladies in the back like this,” one person wrote. “I’m uncomfortable with all those black women in the background,” said another.
Alabama soon had enough of the negative comments when she joined the conversation to address the allegations head-on.
Alabama clarified that she and her friends were at a video shoot and described the backlash as “mentally exhausting.”
“Many would say shut up and let it go but it’s mentally draining,” she commented under the Hollywood Unlocked post. “She and I were on a video shoot, while I don’t need to explain all the negative assumptions about us, it’s absurd to see a group of friends just having a good time providing a talking point for so many grown adults.”
“It’s a trending song on TikTok,” she continued, addressing the inappropriate lyrics. “Once again, everyone does, but of course, because it’s me who is posting, I generally can’t take a break from accounts like this.”
Alabama continued to slam the outlet, writing, “You guys are so low you guys made a post about underage in general all I can say is make it better I let you guys live your lives so would.” I appreciate it when I can live mine.”
And many users actually defended Alabama, suggesting the negativity was entirely unnecessary.
One person wrote: “Where to act black? I see a young flying girl with some flying friends who are cute tf.” Someone else added, “It’s crazy how it’s a crime for a white guy to like black culture or for a black guy to like rock music .”
A third user wrote: “You all want her to dress legally blonde so she looks more like a traditional white girl so you don’t feel kicked out? Shit doesn’t make sense.”