Matty Healy praised for kissing bandmate after calling out Malaysia anti-LGBTQ laws
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Matty Healy has been praised for kissing his bandmate on stage in defiance of Malaysia's anti-LGBT laws.
The 1975's performance at the Good Vibes Festival in Kuala Lumpur was cut short after Healy's stunt.
Before locking lips with his bandmate, Healy made a candid admission to the crowd: "I made a mistake. When we were booking shows, I wasn’t looking into it.
"I don’t see the f**king point, right, I do not see the point of inviting The 1975 to a country and then telling us who we can have sex with.
"I am sorry if that offends you and you’re religio[n] and it’s part of your f**king government, but your government are a bunch of fucking retards and I don’t care anymore.
"If you push, I am going to push back. I am not in the f**king mood, I’m not in the f**king mood."
Healy was clearly feeling very passionate about the subject.
"Because you are young people and I am sure a lot of you are gay and progressive and cool. So I pulled the show yesterday and we had a conversation and we said ‘You know what? We can’t let these kids down because they’re not the problem’.
"But, I’ve done this before, I’ve gone to a country where, I don’t know what the f**k it is?
"Ridiculous. F**king ridiculous to tell people what they can do with their that and that [points to groin and mouth] and if you want to invite me here to do a show, you can f**k off.
"I’ll take your money, you can ban me, but I’ve done this before and it doesn’t feel good and I’m f**ked off."
Shortly after his speech, Healy kissed the bassist, Ross MacDonald.
The rest of the performance was short-lived as they stopped after their seventh song.
The Loose Women star wrote: "He's my son," alongside a rainbow emoji.
Others applauded Healy for taking a stand.
One fan wrote: "Proud beyond words!", whilst another gushed: "He continues to make us all proud. Love this band for a reason."
Malaysian law criminalises sexual activity between people of the same sex, with its penal code criminalising 'carnal intercourse against the order of nature' and acts of 'gross indecency'.