The 1975 are a band that have surely gained tons of notoriety through not just their music, but through their antics as well.
Matty Healy, leader of the 1975, achieved pop-heartthrob status many years ago, and he’s often sought to actively subvert that role by doing anything he can to get more and more people to see past his looks and more into the antics that he does on stage to shock those who are watching.
Last month, the 1975 released Being Funny In A Foreign Language, a pop album that’s considerably more straightforward than most of their recent offerings, with this Matty stepped even more-so into his role as the weird one.
Since the release of the album, it hasn’t stopped yet. As the 1975 played New York’s Madison Square Garden, Healy ate what appeared to be an entire raw steak while groping himself.
During the show, a shirtless Matty Healy got down on his knees as dramatic string music played. A stagehand brought out a plate of raw meat, and Stereogum reports that Healy proceeded to take a couple of big bites out of it. While Healy chewed, he dramatically grabbed his own nuts and then did some pushups. Then he crawled into a TV.
Some have made some notes about this and said that Matty is doing this to act out toxic masculinity, while others have just assumed it’s something to fill time. Then of course, you have those who are saying that Matty has totally lost it. In any regard, Matty pulling this stunt went around Twitter quickly and even his mom got a kick out of it as she would note online that she did, infact, see it go down as she also followed up with laughing emojis.