House of Yes in Brooklyn and U Street Music Hall in Washington, D.C. have canceled Icelandic techno artist Bjarki’s upcoming shows over anti-trans comments.

Bjarki is part of Nina Kraviz’s Trip label and has recently started his own label bbbbbb. Trans artist Octa Octa had a screenshot of the label’s latest Instagram caption, which received many anti-trans comments. Bjarki’s label posted “better to make it as a Dj to be a she than a he, She-man!”


The now-deleted comment is a surprise considering one of Bjarki’s own artists is transgender.

Bjarki has since made a status on his Facebook, claiming that it was someone on his team that wrote the original comment. He apologized to his fans and the LGBTQ community.

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Bjarki has also canceled his upcoming tour.

(District Underground)