Three months after Matty Healy recorded a controversial “The Adam Friedland Show” podcast episode, he’s asking haters to “Shake It Off.”
The 1975 frontman told The New Yorker in an interview published Monday that the February comments were “not really important” and were “somewhat” fodder for dissenters.
“No one sits there at night, slumped in front of a computer, and their boyfriends come up and say, ‘What’s wrong, darling?’ says. and the singer says, “This thing with Matty Healy.” “This won’t happen.”
When Healy, 34, later admitted that “maybe it is,” she called those affected as “deceived” individuals.
“You’re either lying that you’re hurt, or you’re a bit mental because you got hurt,” she said. “People say, ‘There’s something bad out there, let me get as close to it as possible so you can see how good I am.
“And I want them to do that because they show something very basic,” the songwriter continued.
While Healy made headlines when the podcast aired, laughing at racist remarks, including comments about rapper Ice Spice, criticism escalated earlier this month amid rumors that she was dating Taylor Swift.
One of the “Anti-Hero” singer’s fans even launched a #SpeakUpNow campaign demanding Swift condemn Healy’s statements, with many canceling orders for the 33-year-old singer to re-release “Speak Now” in protest.
“Use your platform responsibly and consciously” reads an open letter, partially. “Advocate inclusion, celebrate diversity, and promote empathy and understanding.”
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Swift has yet to comment on the podcast episode and has not confirmed her relationship status.
But the 12-time Grammy winner collaborated with Ice Spice on a “Karma” remix.
Healy, on the other hand, issued a mild apology in April, telling the audience, “I feel a little bad and I’m a little sorry if I offended you. Ice Spice, I’m sorry.”
While Healy talked about Swift in her New Yorker profile, she didn’t touch on the love speculations that began this month after she and Joe Alwyn broke up.