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