Matty Healy Dismisses Concerns About Controversial Podcast: 'It Doesn't Actually Matter
In an honest new interview titled "Who Is Matty Healy?" — The 1975 frontman addressed his controversial appearance on The Adam Friedland Show, declaring that any reservations about his previous comments "don't actually matter."
The 34-year-old singer explained in a New Yorker story published on Monday, May 29, that the podcast was an opportunity to do publicity that felt more like hanging up with friends
Adam Friedland and Nick Mullen — during a protracted promo tour. When asked if he's "baited his fans on purpose" in the past, Healy said, "A little bit."
"But it doesn't actually matter," he said. "Nobody is sitting there at night hunched at their computer, and their partner comes over and says, 'What's wrong, darling?' and they say, 'It's just this thing with Matty Healy.' That doesn't happen."
"If it does, you're either deluded or a liar," he remarked. "You're either lying about being harmed, or you're insane for being hurt. It's just people going, 'Oh, there's a nasty 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 it because they're demonstrating something so fundamental."
Healy made headlines in February when he and the podcast producers mocked Ice Spice, with Friedland and Mullen imitating Chinese and Hawaiian accents.
While the "About You" singer eventually apologized to the rapper on stage — "I don't want Ice Spice to think I'm a d–k. I adore you, Ice Spice. "I'm truly sorry."
Healy did not explicitly address his remarks about seeing "Ghetto Gaggers," a porn website that emphasizes the degradation of women of race.
"Taylor has been spending much more time with Matty lately, and she's getting to like him the more she gets to know him," a source told Us of the 33-year-old Grammy winner.