The 1975 Fans Are Angry After Matty Appears To Say 'N Word' On Instagram
10 July 2017, 10:35 | Updated: 10 July 2017, 11:03
#mattyhealyisoverparty began trending on social media as fans debated over the clip of the singer rapping backstage at a festival.
The 1975 fans have hit out at lead singer Matty Healy after he appeared to say the 'N word' in an Instagram live video yesterday (July 9th).
The band were in Glasgow to perform at the TRNSMT festival when guitarist Adam Hann posted the clip of Matty dancing backstage and rapping along to 'Caroline' by Amine.
At the start of the video, he appears to rap, or at least mime along, to the lyrics "Killa, West side n*gga".
Matty and the band both quickly became trending topics on Twitter as did the #mattyhealyisoverparty as fans took to social media to condemn the video:
yikes @ people defending matty healy for saying the n word, it doesn't matter if he was mouthing words to a song or not he still said it— highschool dropout (@IRLdadjoke) July 10, 2017
So y'all gonna pretend that Matty healy didn't mouth the n word and will still be hyping his pretentious ass pic.twitter.com/6WVgAL0rNT— Eman (@ferrarswarner) July 9, 2017
"I'm so far up matty healy's ass and white so i really don't see the problem with him saying the n word because im privileged hehehe " pic.twitter.com/Q4mxtZ0Lo2— kaya // 96 (@bedfordIover) July 9, 2017
people really out here defending matty healy for mouthing the n word because "we all know he's problematic" ??? pic.twitter.com/VgTgEgiz9F— emily (@hauntedbyemily) July 9, 2017
matty healy said the n word u can never trust men that look like they havent showered in an entire decade— lily , was cbustyler (@slecpers) July 9, 2017
However, many other groups of fans jumped to the singer's defence, causing some major debate on Instagram, Twitter and the band's Reddit page.