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The 1975's Matty Healy Deactivates Twitter Account After Backlash for George Floyd Tweet

The 1975's Matty Healy Deactivates Twitter Account After Backlash for George Floyd Tweet

The 1975 lead singer Matty Healy has deactivated his account on Twitter after he received backlash for his tweet about the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who was killed by Minneapolis cops while being arrested earlier this week. In a video that was taken by an eyewitness, he could be heard saying “I can’t breathe” while an officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes.

Matty went on Twitter and wrote, “If you truly believe that ‘ALL LIVES MATTER’ you need to stop facilitating the end of black ones.”

The tweet also included a link to The 1975‘s song “Love It If We Made It,” which begins with lyrics that say, “We’re f–king in a car, shooting heroin / Saying controversial things just for the hell of it / Selling melanin and then suffocate the black men / Start with misdemeanors and we’ll make a business out of them.”

Matty received a lot of backlash from people who feel that he used Floyd‘s death to promote his music.

Before deleting his account, Matty reportedly wrote this apology: “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.”

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