Matty Healy deactivates socials after Lucy Dacus dismisses ableist comment

Matty Healy deactivates socials after Lucy Dacus dismisses ableist remark

Yesterday night, Healy took to his X (Twitter) account to publish one other out-of-hand remark. The tweet was in relation to Lucy Dacus’ supergroup, Boygenius.

“I informed Lucy Dacus that ‘Boygenius’ had impressed me and [The 1975 drummer] George [Daniel] to begin a brand new band referred to as ‘Girlretard’. I don’t actually hear from her that always,” he wrote, seemingly not understanding why he would face backlash from the usage of an ableist slur, or just selecting to say it anyway.

In response, Dacus replied: “You don’t hear from me in any respect.” Healy then subtweeted the incident in a separate tweet, saying: “Yeah this by no means goes nicely does it,” earlier than deactivating his account.

Healy typically collaborates with Phoebe Bridgers – Dacus’ Boygenius bandmate – however the two beforehand shared a stage in 2022 at Jack Antonoff’s Ally Coalition profit live performance alongside Bridgers, Weyes Blood, and Trey Anastasio.

This incident is only one of a string which have plagued him this 12 months. Not too long ago, himself and The 1975 have been banned from Malaysia after he tried to protest their anti-LGBTQ+ legal guidelines by kissing his bandmate Ross MacDonald on stage.

Rina Sawayama publicly referred to as him out throughout her Glastonbury set for racist remarks made on The Adam Friedland Present podcast, and once more for his lack of accountability at NOS Alive Pageant. Healy additionally deactivated his verified Twitter account in 2020 after tweeting a message of assist for Black Lives Matter whereas concurrently selling one in all The 1975’s songs.

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