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Matty Healy addresses The 1975’s Malaysia controversy

Matty Healy addresses The 1975’s Malaysia controversy


The 1975‘s Matty Healy has addressed the band’s ongoing controversies in Malaysia after they had been banned from the nation final month.

Whereas performing in Hawaii on August 6, Healy addressed the group earlier than the band dove into ’28’. “All I’ll say is that I don’t give a fuck about any white saviour advanced bullshit. What I’ll say is that doing the fitting factor usually requires various sacrifice and little or no reward. And being seen to do the fitting factor requires little or no sacrifice, and that’s once you get all of the rewards. And me and Ross [MacDonald] practically shaved our heads as a result of we thought we had been going to jail for being f*gs”.

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Healy’s feedback come after he and The 1975 had been banned from Malaysia after criticising the nation’s authorities for anti-LGBTQ legal guidelines throughout their headlining set at Kuala Lumpur’s Good Vibes Pageant.

Throughout their headlining set on the Good Vibes Pageant in Kuala Lumpur on Friday July 21, Healy gave a speech calling out the Malaysian authorities for its hardline stance on homosexual rights. “I made a mistake. After we had been reserving reveals, I wasn’t wanting into it. I don’t see the fucking level, proper, I don’t see the purpose of inviting The 1975 to a rustic after which telling us who we are able to have intercourse with,” mentioned Healy.

He continued: “I’m sorry if that offends you and also you’re non secular and it’s a part of your fucking authorities, however your authorities are a bunch of fucking retards and I don’t care anymore. When you push, I’m going to push again. I’m not within the fucking temper, I’m not within the fucking temper.”

Healy would go on to kiss bandmate and bassist Ross MacDonald on the lips onstage earlier than their set was lower quick two songs later – simply seven songs into their setlist – and it was introduced that the band had been banned from Malaysia and needed to depart. The next day, the Malaysian authorities ordered the cancellation of the remaining two days of Good Vibes Pageant.

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Matty Healy performing dwell with The 1975 in June 2023. Credit score: Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Photographs.

Yesterday (August 7), Future Sound Asia – the organiser of Good Vibes in Malaysia – revealed that they’re pursuing authorized motion towards The 1975, and have despatched a Letter Of Declare to the British indie band.

In line with a press launch, the declare calls for that The 1975 acknowledge their legal responsibility and compensate Future Sound Asia (FSA) for the damages incurred. It additionally states that if the band fail to take action, the organisers will pursue authorized proceedings within the Courts of England.

“FSA wish to reiterate their sturdy disapproval of the Band’s behaviour throughout their efficiency at GVF2023,” it reads. “Particularly, lead singer Matthew Timothy Healy’s use of abusive language, tools harm, and indecent stage behaviour not solely flagrantly breached native tips and Malaysian legal guidelines but in addition tarnished the status of the 10-year-old competition.”

Following their actions on the headline set final month, the Malaysian LGBTQ+ group have condemned Healy, suggesting Healy’s actions would make life for the LGBTQ+ group within the nation worse.

Moreover, it was reported that by the top of July, 18 police experiences had been filed relating to the incident and a category motion lawsuit was being readied by Malaysian regulation agency Thomas Philip – which described the incident as a “deliberate reckless act carried out realizing effectively [sic] of the results”.

Elsewhere at Lollapalooza this previous weekend, The 1975 appeared to poked enjoyable on the Malaysia controversy earlier than performing ‘It’s Not Residing If It’s Not With You’.

The second got here in the course of the a part of their set the place Healy begins to say one thing controversial, earlier than the band abruptly lower him off with the start riff of the track. Whereas performing the track throughout their set at this yr’s Lollapalooza, Healy mentioned: “You need my journey tip? Don’t go to…” earlier than getting lower off by the beginning of the monitor.



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