The 1975’s Matty Healy is using this chance to apologise for his recent controversies. Matty spent time communicating to the crowd in between songs during the band’s concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Monday night (October 2), and he had a message for those who were crucial of his past actions, which included his racist jokes regarding Ice Spice on a podcast in January as well as an admission that he watches a type of pornographic that illustrates the brutalization of Black women. Matty addresses supporters at the concert through videos posted to X, previously known as Twitter.
“Because certain of my actions caused harm to some people, I apologise to those individuals, as well as promise to do better moving forward,” he said. “I think it’s even more important that I clarify my motives so that everybody knows I’m not harbouring any malice.” As an artist, I aim to create a performance space where not everything I do gets taken literally.” As an artist, I want to create a space for myself to perform in which not everything I do is taken literally.” The lead singer of the 1975 claimed that his stage presence is not the same as his “normal life,” and that his contentious words and acts stem from his stage presence. Matty closed his remarks by making fun of his controversies, claiming that they are a coping mechanism.
Matty Healy apologizes to fans for his recent controversies at The 1975’s show in Los Angeles:
“Because some of my actions have hurt some people, I apologize to those people and I pledge to do better moving forward.” pic.twitter.com/yVUpkdZZY5
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Matty Healy Apologises For Controversies During The 1975 Concert And Promises To ‘Do Better Moving Ahead’
Matty Healy apologises to fans for the recent scrapes he has gotten himself into. On Tuesday night (2 October), during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in California, the 1975 frontman took some time away from the stage to speak frankly with fans. The heartfelt exchange comes after Healy received harsh criticism from fans and Boygenius member Lucy Dacus for making an ill-advised joke on X (the social media network formerly known as Twitter) that featured an ableist term. Healy admitted to the Los Angeles audience that some of his acts had “hurt some people.” “I apologise to those individuals, and I swear to do better moving forward,” he declared, to cheers & whoops from the audience. Healy then attempted to explain himself, claiming that his increasingly contentious behaviours in recent months were the work of an alter ego he had established for his art.
Healy then attempted to explain himself, claiming that his increasingly contentious behaviours in recent months were the work of an alter ego he had established for his art. “You see, as an artist, I want to create an environment in which not everything I do is taken literally.” For example, I’m currently on stage, although I don’t normally do this. I don’t go about apologising and singing songs. “But I’ve portrayed unrealistic portrayals of myself on other stages like in print or on podcasts, in a sometimes misguided endeavour at fulfilling the character mould of the 21st-century rockstar.” “It’s difficult. Isn’t this a little cheesy? However, sometimes playing pretend is the only way to genuinely discover who you are.” The musician said that as a result, he prefers “offensive interpretations for attention [rather] than go to therapy.” During a July event in London’s Finsbury Park, Healy requested a similar apology. The “About You” singer admitted to the audience that he had remorse about some of his past activities.