UPDATE: Matty Healy Claps Back On Twitter Over Neon Lights Controversy

24 May 2016, 12:59 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

UPDATED: The Electoral Commission have issued a statement regarding the band.

The 1975's Matty Healy once again took to Twitter last night (May 24th) to address the situation surrounding the EU debate.

ICYMI the UK government have seemingly been using the band's promo imagery as the basis for their new promotional video, specifically the neon light photos designed by David Drake.



Many fans had previously complained that Matty couldn't get annoyed as Neon lights are pretty commonplace.


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But Matty has clapped back at the haters (while also making a joke out of the admittedly ridiculous situation).




He also reminded his followers of the very direct connection between the band and the government campaign.



Matty has since deleted the majority of the tweets, and for a seemingly good reason:



However, at least Olly Alexander's incredible reply remains online.

When is the collab gonna happen??


Still no word on the matter from the film agency behind the EU clip or the director. We'll keep you posted.


UPDATE 24/03/16

The Electoral Commission in charge of the leaflets have issued a statement to The Fader.

The visuals of the campaign are designed to ‘cut through’ the noise that everyone will be hearing about the E.U. referendum by creating eye-catching advertising ‘you can’t miss.’ The visual aspect is based on a successful campaign the Commission ran ahead of the Scottish referendum where by polling day, 84% of people surveyed said they recognized the advertising.

Electoral Commission


For reference, here is the Scottish poster they refer to:

Still no comment from the director or film agency responsible.