The 1975 frontman Matty Healy recently entailed in a feud with rising pop punk artist Yungblud as reported by NME, originating from Healy’s divisive comments on the podcast The Adam Friedland Show.
It has been noted that on the episode, the frontman discussed the heritage of New York rapper Ice Spice, impersonating a Hawaiian, Inuit, and Chinese accent as he pondered on her origins.
Yungblud then reacted to the interview with criticism, saying on an online post:
“Love listening to three privileged white dudes sit around and objectify a young black female artist who’s blowing up. Welcome to your 30’s I guess.”
While Healy initially seemed to acknowledge the issue on an Instagram Story where he said he was feeling “a bit responsible” and “really sorry”, he then shared a video mimicking Yungblud’s accent, and saying:
“You alright guys, I’m so f***in’ angry. Someone’s blown themselves up in Ukraine and eh we’re not gonna stand for that because we’re the underrated youth [referencing Yungblud’s 2019 EP of the same name] fucking generation and that’s what we stand for.”
“I don’t stand for stuff, I stand against stuff… I just stand against stuff and it tends to be the most morally obvious stuff… f*** the patriarchy!”
love listening to three privileged white dudes sit around and objectify a young black female artist who’s blowing up. welcome to your 30’s i guess …
— YUNGBLUD (@yungblud) February 11, 2023
The 1975's Matty Healy makes fun of Yungblud in newly shared video.
Yungblud recently condemned Healy’s questionable comments about multiple racial and ethnic groups. pic.twitter.com/WRgj7Rjy8w
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 19, 2023