Matty Healy Responds to Backlash for Ice Spice Jokes, Says People Are 'Deluded' for Being Angry
Matty Healy has already faced a lot of backlash for the comments he previously made about Ice Spice back in February and now he's finally responding to the controversy.
The 34-year-old musician, who is the frontman of the band The 1975, appeared on the podcast The Adam Friedland Show earlier this year to promote his band's new album.
On the show, the hosts brought up how Ice Spice had mentioned she's a big fan of The 1975 and they proceeded to call her a "chubby Chinese lady" and said she sounds like an "Inuit Space Girl." Matty laughed along while the hosts continued to mock Chinese and Hawaiian accents.
During a concert in New Zealand in April, Matty initially apologized to Ice Spice. He said at the time, "I just feel a bit bad, and I'm kind of a bit sorry if I've offended you. Ice Spice, I'm sorry. It's not because I'm annoyed that me joking got misconstrued. It's because I don't want Ice Spice to think I'm a d-k. I love you, Ice Spice. I'm so sorry. I don't want it to be misconstrued as mean."
In recent weeks, Matty has been romantically linked to Taylor Swift, who just collaborated with Ice Spice on the "Karma" remix. The timing has brought the quotes into the spotlight again.
Now, Matty is opening up again in a new interview, in which he called people angry at the comments "deluded."
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Matty was asked by The New Yorker if he baited his fans on purpose during the podcast.
"A little bit," he responded. "But it doesn't actually matter. Nobody is sitting there at night slumped at their computer, and their boyfriend comes over and goes, 'What's wrong, darling?' and they go, 'It's just this thing with Matty Healy.' That doesn't happen."
The interviewer said that maybe people do feel that way. He responded, "If it does, you're either deluded or you are, sorry, a liar. You're either lying that you are hurt, or you're a bit mental for being hurt. It's just people going, 'Oh, there's a bad thing over there, let me get as close to it as possible so you can see how good I am.' And I kind of want them to do that, because they're demonstrating something so base level."
So much more was revealed in the interview and we have all the highlights for you in one place.