Matty Healy has sparked a backlash over a podcast interview in which he and the hosts mocked Japanese, Hawaiian and Scottish people, The Independent reports.
He was recently on The Adam Friedland Show with comedians and podcast hosts Friedland and Nick Mullen.
Healy, Friedland and Mullen appeared to make a number of derogatory remarks about women, as well as mocking the indigenous Scots language, and Chinese and Hawaiian accents.
Healy then took it a step further and started to call out individual people as he mentioned US rapper Ice Spice. He tried to out her by saying she tried to message him on Instagram, sparking a conversation about her. The group then appeared to confuse her heritage by referring to her as Hawaiian, Inuit and Chinese, mocking the accents of each.
Ice Spice has not said anything back just yet. The British singer then encouraged the hosts to do impressions of Japanese people working in concentration camps, later joining in himself. Obviously, this is disgusting.
Those on the show would then continue to move forward with their hate as they then made derogatory comments about women.
Within 15 minutes of the podcast, Healy told Friedland that he would “f***” Friedland’s sister because “she’s hot”.
They would then start to joke about women’s periods.
He said: “It’s so funny that woman get f***ed up by the moon,” Friedland said, adding: “Meanwhile we went there – men!”
Healy laughed along with the comments and added: “F*** yeah, f***ing too right!”
At another point during the podcast, Healy complained that singer Harry Styles had been given a “pass” for “queerbaiting” – the term relating to suggesting that individuals are teasing queerness for personal gain in the LGBTQ+ community.
He said: “I don’t think the gays really like it. I think it’s young girls who think it’s a new thing who are like ‘Oh my God’.”
A trainwreck of an interview to say the very least.