"Marginalized communities have a right to be upset": Matty Healy racist comments explored amid rising backlash

Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments on a podcast in February: Reactions explored. (Image via Getty Images)
Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments on a podcast in February: Reactions explored. (Image via Getty Images)

Ever since rumors of Taylor Swift dating Matty Healy started on social media, the 1975 frontman has been criticized by multiple social media users. Netizens are revisiting the racist comments he made on various occasions in the past. They are also begging the pop star to end the alleged romance due to accusations of racism against Healy.

The fans are also pointing out the instance where Matty Healy discussed watching an explicit video of a woman of color being s*xually degraded by a white man for his pleasure. He spoke about it when he was featured on The Adam Friedland Show in February.

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The discussion came in as Friedland and his co-host, Nick Mullen, discussed the incident when they caught Healy watching “hardcore p*rnography.” A clip of the podcast is now circulating on social media even though the episode was pulled down by Spotify as it called the episode "offensive." Healy also apologized for his comments later.

Fans have been discussing the alleged relationship between the two stars and are asking the Love Story singer to call it quits. One social media user also claimed how marginalized communities have a right to be upset about the same, and said:

Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments on a podcast in February: Reactions explored. (Image via Twitter)
Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments on a podcast in February: Reactions explored. (Image via Twitter)

Social media users revisit the Matty Healy racial comments video, beg Taylor Swift to break up with him

The internet is abuzz once again as a controversial video of The 1975 lead vocalist Matty Healy resurfaced recently. It reignited fans' anger about Healy and his past racial comments. As the video capturing Matty Healy's racially charged comments resurfaces, fans and critics alike are taking to social media to express their disappointment and ask Taylor to part ways.

While some social media users said that they were glad Swifties weren't supporting Healy at all, others slammed the singer.

Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments (Image via Twitter)
Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments (Image via Twitter)
Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments (Image via Twitter)
Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments (Image via Twitter)

A thread on Reddit also has a lot of anonymous commenters bashing Healy. Social media users did not shy away from slamming Matty, as several people also commented on the podcast on YouTube.

Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments (Image via Reddit)
Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments (Image via Reddit)
Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments (Image via YouTube)
Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments (Image via YouTube)
Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments (Image via YouTube)
Social media users call out Matty for his racial comments (Image via YouTube)

However, in the podcast, Matty Healy didn't just discuss the explicit video incident. He also made fun of Ice Spice and sparked a racist discussion about the rapper as he mocked her ethnicity and made fun of her accent. While Healy did issue an apology to Ice Spice, it didn't appease netizens who were furious about his comments. The host and Healy also mimicked some Japanese accents, which hurt the sentiments of many after the podcast was released.

At the moment, Matty Healy and Taylor Swift have not made their relationship public and has even chosen to stay quiet about the backlash.

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