The 1975 Vocalist Accused Of Making A Nazi Salute On Stage

31 January 2023 | 11:18 am | Mary Varvaris

"why is no one talking about the fact matty healy did a h!tler salute on stage?"

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The 1975 vocalist Matty Healy has come under fire numerous times during the band's current At Their Very Best tour. In November, the Chocolate singer ate a chunk of raw Tomahawk steak meat on the Madison Square Garden stage.

Healy took sizeable bites out of the Tomahawk after a suite of songs while he was the sole band member on stage. After consuming the meat, he looked at the stage's stack of televisions playing news clips about concerning world events before doing pushups.

In an apparent display of critiquing masculinity, the meat-eating occurred before Healy did the pushups and after he sat on a couch with a hand on his crotch. "Sorry if you brought your Dad to the show and I was touching my dick…. that's your fault for bringing your Dad," he told the audience.

The latest incident, however, could be very upsetting to some fans. A video has surfaced from a recent The 1975 show when during the band's performance of Love It If We Made It, Healy was accused of making a "nazi salute" after singing the line, "thank you, Kanye, very cool". The song was written years before Ye's antisemitism came to light but after he began wearing the Make America Great Again cap.

In November, Ye appeared on Alex Jones's InfoWars, where he explicitly and repeatedly affirmed his admiration for Hitler and denied that the holocaust ever happened. Ye reportedly said, "I see good things about Hitler... Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler."

UK newspaper Express writes that representatives for Healy and The 1975 have declined to comment. 

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The highly anticipated At Their Very Best tour will see The 1975 grace stages in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this April. It will be their first time playing to Aussie audiences in three years.

Armed with new songs from their latest album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language, and a string of hits from previous albums, fans can witness the distinctive aesthetic, ardent fanbase and unique sonic approach. Find more information about the upcoming The 1975 tour here.