Fans rally around The 1975's Matty Healy after Dubai kiss and deleted tweet

16 August 2019, 12:56

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

"So many people supporting and loving you right now don't forget that."

Matty Healy's fans have been rallying around The 1975 frontman following a tough few days. Matty recently made a bold statement by kissing one of his male fans at a recent tour date in Dubai, where homosexuality is illegal.

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The 1975 are vocal LGBTQ+ allies and the kiss occurred whilst the band played 'Loving Someone', which is particularly popular with their LGBTQ+ fans because of its lyrics.

Matty was initially commended for taking a stance against Dubai's harsh anti-LGBTQ+ laws, which include up to 10 years imprisonment, chemical castration and a heavy fine.

Singer Matthew "Matty" Healy of The 1975 poses for a photo after performing an EndSession
Singer Matthew "Matty" Healy of The 1975 poses for a photo after performing an EndSession. Picture: Mat Hayward/Contributor

However, soon there were concerns for the fan's welfare following unconfirmed rumours that they were being hunted by local police for breaking the law. Many called for the video to be deleted to protect the fan's identity, while Matty was blamed for potentially putting the fan in danger.

In response, Matty then posted a tweet (which has now been deleted) that read: "I’m not sure if can do this anymore. I'm so sorry." The tweet left many worried for his mental health. However, Matty followed his tweet up with another apologising.

Matty Healy Tweets.
Matty Healy Tweets. Picture: @Truman_Black via Twitter

He said: "Sorry I shouldn’t have tweeted that it’s just been a very intense couple of days I love you all so so much."

Matty's parents Denise Welch and Tim Healy also confirmed he was all good after seeing his tweet.

Now, fans are showing their support for Matty on Twitter.

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