Matty Healy of The 1975 Apologizes for Hip-Hop Comments, Acknowledges 'Rampant Misogyny' in Rock

Matty Healy The 1975 took to Twitter on Wednesday (Dec. 5) to apologize for feedback he made about misogyny and drug use within the hip-hop scene throughout an interview with The FADER

"One the issues is the youth hip-hop," Healy stated within the interview. "At the second, with SoundCloud rap, it’s change into a bit a drug-taking competitors, and that occurred in rock and roll. Those issues get weeded out the longer these issues exist. The motive misogyny doesn’t occur in rock and roll anymore is as a result of it’s a vocabulary that existed for therefore lengthy that it acquired weeded out. It nonetheless exists in hip-hop as a result of the style] is so younger, however it’ll cease."

He continued, "That’s why you have got this second with younger black males — Kanye-aged males, as nicely — speaking about their relationship with themselves, which is a giant step ahead for hip-hop. Drake, for instance. But then they’ll be like, 'But I nonetheless acquired bitches.' The scene’s relationship with girls hasn’t caught as much as its relationship with itself, however that’s one thing that can occur."

Healy responded to that part the interview by sharing it and including, "This bit me speaking in an interview reads as patronising, uninformed and reductive. And to be honest it’s. And I'd wish to apologise. What I stated isn't appropriate. And it's not all a misquote. Just for readability I stated that misogyny wasn't ALLOWED in rock and roll now days in a manner it’s in hip hop – not that it doesn't exist, that's possibly a misquote as I'm conscious the misogyny in rocknroll… I’d by no means deny the RAMPANT misogyny that exists in Rock n Roll. It's in all places and has been a weirdly accepted half it because it's inception. BUT now taking a look at what I stated – I used to be simplifying a posh subject with out the correct amount schooling on the topic.

"Think cos I’m so actively attempting to help girls(not a brag however with the document label and so forth)I kinda neglect that im not very educated on feminism and misogyny and I cant simply ‘determine stuff out’ in public and find yourself trilising the complexities such huge, skilled points," he added. "So principally, I’m sorry for saying that as I used to be incorrect. And thanks for pointing it out cos if I’m gonna do that I’ve to continue to learn."

He adopted up his unique Twitter thread by clarifying, "'I’m not apologising for saying ‘rock music is void misogyny’. I didn’t say that. Any physique who says that’s not solely thick as f–k they most likely don’t have bodily eyes… I’m apologising for the actual fact my phrases may INSINUATE that misogyny in tradition and music is an solely hip hop (black) subject."

View his tweets associated to the FADER interview under.