The 1975 front-man Matty Healy has kissed a male fan on stage at a show in Dubai despite strong anti-LGBITQ laws in the Arab State.
Fan footage showed the quick kiss happened as the band were playing Loving Someone, with Healy leaving the stage to embrace a man who had asked the singer to marry him. He then went on to say: “I love you bro. We’re all human, right?”.
1975 lead singer, Matty Healy has kissed a fan at a show in Dubai, defying the criminalisation of homosexuality in the Arab state punishable with up to 10 years in jail.
After the show, Healy took to Twitter to express his views on the night. He wrote:
“Thank you Dubai you were so amazing. I don’t think we’ll be allowed back due to my ‘behaviour’ but know that I love you and I wouldn’t have done anything differently given the chance again.”
“But who knows maybe they will let me back in let’s just wait and see :).
The Manchester band have been advocates of rights for LGBTIQ+ people for a number of years, last year donating money to contribute in getting London’s first LGBTIQ+ Community Centre up and running.
They have also praised the efforts of student climate activist Greta Thunberg, even getting her to feature on their self-titled single which was released a couple of weeks back. The song is the first track off their forthcoming album.