ARIA-award nominated Sydney DJ Alison Wonderland has asked her fans not to send threats to the friends and family of two people who left offensive comments on her Instagram account about raping and drugging her.
In comments that have now been deleted, one male user said “can we rape her or something please” and another replied: “I would roofie her” – a reference to date-rape drug Rohypnol.
Wonderland responded by posting a screenshot of the comments, saying: “Yo I wouldn’t usually call people out but I feel like this time it is important. Last 2 comments. This is not ok. Ever. I don’t care if it’s a ‘joke’. Not. Ok.”
One Facebook user that copped abuse from angry fans turned out to have nothing to with the original Instagram comments, as Wonderland pointed out.
In another Facebook update, Wonderland said the two boys who made the original posts had since reached out and apologised.
“I just wanted to say that the two boys have now apologised, thank you. Please do not send aggressive threats to them or their family or their friends. I do not condone that. Peace aw x,” she said.
The 29-year-old also aired her thoughts following the incident.
“I hope anyone who has ever felt threatened by comments like these know that it’s totally acceptable to stand up for yourself and take it seriously,” she said.
“Humans need to be respected equally regardless of gender or job or wealth or education.
“Any comment said to make someone feel threatened is a crime. Call me ugly, tell me you hate my music or my voice or whatever I don’t give a f*** about that shit, but implying that you want to give me a drug then rape me, joke or not, is just… oh my god… how is this even a thing?”
Wonderland has been nominated for best dance release and best video at the ARIA awards, which will be held in November.