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Matty Healy reacts to backlash over his Ice Spice comments: 'It doesn't actually matter'
2024/06/19

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Matty Healy, frontman of The 1975, recently found himself at the center of a controversy following comments made about rapper Ice Spice during his appearance on The Adam Friedland Show podcast. The incident sparked significant backlash, with many criticizing Healy for his involvement in racially insensitive jokes. Here’s a closer look at how Healy responded and the aftermath of the controversy.

The Podcast Incident: Controversy Erupts

During an episode of The Adam Friedland Show podcast, hosts made racially insensitive jokes about Ice Spice, and Matty Healy was criticized for laughing along. The public's response was swift and intense, with many calling out Healy for his apparent endorsement of the offensive comments. The backlash was particularly strong among Ice Spice's fans, who felt that Healy's behavior was unacceptable.

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Healy's Response: Downplaying the Backlash

In response to the criticism, Matty Healy downplayed the significance of the controversy. He remarked, "It doesn't actually matter. Nobody is sitting there at night slumped at their computer... It's just people going, 'Oh, there's a bad thing over there, let me get as close to it as possible so you can see how good I am.'" This statement suggested that Healy believed the outrage was performative rather than genuine, adding fuel to the fire and further polarizing opinions.

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