A new video of Matty Healy has surfaced online, where The 1975 frontman can be seen pulling up a female fan from the crowd and then kissing her in the middle of the stage.
The much-talked-about incident happened during a concert in Las Vegas on Friday, November 25, 2022.
Several videos are now floating online, which show Matty Healy locking lips with a female fan in the middle of the concert as he sings The 1975's 2013 hit, Robbers. The female fan also kissed him back, much to the excitement of the crowd.
While the woman in question later confirmed that Healy had asked for her consent, their kiss in the middle of the concert received a lot of mixed reactions from netizens on social media. One social media user took to Twitter and said:
Twitter abuzz as netizens share mixed reactions to Matty Healy kissing a fan amidst his concert
Several fans were in disbelief and wished they were they could swap places with the woman whom Matty Healy kissed during the concert. Some even claimed that they were heartbroken because Healy had kissed someone else.
Here are some tweets about the now-viral moment:
Despite all the gushing about the kiss, many on the internet also criticized Healy for this act. One user deemed the behavior “creepy” and pointed out how the security got the girl "out of there."
Some other tweets criticizing the kiss read:
Some netizens are also creating some hilarious TikToks on the Matty Healy concert video.
Woman kissed by Matty Healy puts out statement clarifying that the singer asked for her consent
After the video from Friday's concert went viral, many on social media questioned whether Healy had just kissed a minor or if he had prior permission from the fan.
The woman seen in has now cleared the air by stating that Matty had already “asked” her before going ahead with the kiss. In a Twitter post, she uploaded a picture of the text she was holding up on her phone during the concert. The text read: "So we making out?"
Explaining the context for the kiss, the woman wrote in the caption:
"On a real note I do want to state some facts before we get any farther, i had this on my phone because he mentioned at some point 'I can only make out with you.’ So I did this, he saw it and brought me up, HE ASKED before he kissed me!”
She also asserted that she is 24 years old, and is therefore definitely not a minor.
This is not the first time that Matty Healy has kissed a fan during a concert.
In 2019, the singer kissed a male fan during his concert in the UAE, where homosexuality is criminalized. Post the show, Healy publicly tweeted about how he thoroughly enjoyed the show in Dubai but also confessed how he thinks the band will never be allowed back into the country due to his actions.