"I was immediately enraged just because I am biracial," Tiny Jag told the Detroit Metro Times. "I have family members that would have, under those circumstances, been subjected to something that I would not ever want them to be in ... especially not because of anything that I have going on."
AfroFuture Fest explained on its Eventbrite page the admission price difference was about equity.
“Our ticket structure was built to insure (sic) that the most marginalized communities (people of color) are provided with an equitable chance at enjoying events in their own community,” the group wrote.
However, Eventbrite told CNN it doesn't "permit events that require attendees to pay different prices based on their protected characteristics such as race or ethnicity."
“In this case, we have notified the creator of the event about this violation and requested that they alter their event accordingly,” the ticketing website said in the statement. “We have offered them the opportunity to do this on their own accord; should they not wish to comply we will unpublish the event completely from our site.”
By Sunday, AfroFuture Fest had made admission prices the same for all attendees and updated its Eventbrite page.