Matty Healy gets dragged for promoting his music with a Black Lives Matter tweet
He’s since dramatically suspended his Twitter account
Surprise, surprise Matty Healy has messed up again. Earlier today he tweeted a link to a 1975 music video for the song “Love It If We Made It” with the caption “If you truly believe that ‘all lives matter’ you need to stop facilitating the end of black ones”.
matty healy promoting his song rn… this just gets worse please pic.twitter.com/lb6LsD0Dwp
— linee ia school (@angelvauIts) May 28, 2020
Though the message was well intended Matty got a lot of hate from people on Twitter who said he was “profiting” and “promoting” his music off of the death of George Floyd, who tragically lost his life after being knelt on the neck by a white police officer this Monday.
His death has caused a number of protests against police brutality in the US this week and several petitions have been set up calling for justice for George Floyd’s death.
matty healy stop promoting your own songs in a response to the black lives matter movement.
now's not the time mate.
— becca (@beccababbIes) May 28, 2020
everyone: funny how matty healy is staying so silent despite having built his bands imagine around being politically charged
matty healy: *uses the situation to promote his own song*
everyone: okay maybe he was right to stay silent
— luke (@ghoulets) May 28, 2020
Matty quickly apologised for the insensitive tweet and said the song summed up his feelings towards the situation better than he could.
He said: “Sorry I did not link my song in that tweet to make it about me it’s just that the song is literally about this disgusting situation and speaks more eloquently than I can on Twitter xxx”
After apologising Matty deleted the tweet. However he then rewrote the original tweet “If you truly believe that ‘all lives matter’ you need to stop facilitating the end of black ones” without the video and then a few minutes later tweeted out the video on its own.
Matty Healy has now deactivated his Twitter account.
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