September 16, 2023
Matty Healy, the frontman of the band The 1975, has apologized for making racist remarks on a recent podcast appearance.
On the January 2023 episode of The Adam Friedland Show, Healy and his bandmates Ross MacDonald and George Daniel were discussing the rapper Ice Spice. Healy said that he had tried to message her on Instagram, but she had not responded. He then went on to make a number of racist and offensive remarks about her and other Asian people.
Healy’s comments were met with widespread outrage, and he was accused of racism and misogyny. On September 16, 2023, Healy issued a formal apology for his remarks.
In a statement posted to social media, Healy said that he was “deeply sorry” for his comments and that he “had no excuse” for making them. He said that he had been “careless” and “irresponsible” with his words, and that he had “caused a lot of hurt and pain.”
Healy also said that he had been “uneducated” about racism and misogyny, and that he was “committed to learning and growing.” He said that he would be “donating to organizations that support Asian people and Asian culture” as a way of making amends.
Healy’s apology was met with mixed reactions. Some people praised him for taking responsibility for his actions and for committing to learning from his mistakes. Others felt that his apology was too little too late, and that he should be held accountable for his words.
Matty Healy’s racist remarks on The Adam Friedland Show were a serious mistake. His apology is a step in the right direction, but it is up to the public to decide whether or not they accept it.