The 1975’s Matty Healy Reveals The Motivation Behind Past Controversial Remarks
During the 1975’s London show on July 2, Matty Healy disclosed that he regretted some of his previous controversial remarks.
The frontman said to the crowd:
“I’m not someone who takes things for granted. The 1975 isn’t a dry band. There’s a lot of irony in it.”
He added, expressing regret:
“I was always trying stuff. And some stuff I got right and some stuff I got wrong… But do you know what? There’s a lot of things I’ve said, jokes that I’ve made; there’s probably a couple of f*cking songs I’d take back if I had the chance.”
The singer also explained the real reason behind his controversial statements:
“What I mean is that I really am only doing this because I want to make you guys laugh and feel good. That’s what my favorite art does, and that’s what I’m trying to do. I get a bit excited.”
One of his most recent controversies arose when Healy accused Harry Styles of ‘queerbaiting’ during his appearance on The Adam Friedland Show. Although he received backlash on social media, Matty expressed no regret about his words against Styles.
During the same chat with Friedland, the rocker also talked about Ice Spice, discussing her heritage and even impersonating the accents of those countries he thought she came from. However, he took a step back this time and apologized in a 1975 show in Auckland, saying:
“I just feel a bit bad, and I’m kind of a bit sorry if I’ve offended you. Ice Spice, I’m sorry. It’s not because I’m annoyed that me joking got misconstrued. It’s because I don’t want Ice Spice to think I’m a d*ck. I love you, Ice Spice. I’m so sorry.”
The 1975 is currently on the road, taking the stage in various festivals. After the recent London gig, the band will perform in Spain, Finland, Scotland, and other countries before heading towards Asia for more dates.