The 1975 delivered a powerful speech in regards to racism and homophobia during their headlining set at Latitude. The festival marked the last night of their tour supporting their second album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, as well as the band's first major festival headlining spot.
Check out Matty Healy's speech below!
Prior to performing “Loving Someone,” Healy delivered an emotional speech in which he tells fans the song is about “universal love and compassion.”
“If the world was like this [Latitude], everything would be fine. There might be a few too many drugs, but that never hurt anybody. We're gonna play a song that is about universal love and compassion. I'm sorry if I ever said anything about religion or about anything that ever offended anybody—I don't wanna offend anybody, ever. My intention is to spread love and unity.”
Healy went on to announce his support for all communities.
“In particular, I wanna shout out all of the communities that are misrepresented and maligned. So, the Muslim community, the black community, the LGBTQ community. I wanna say that we stand with you and we fucking love you. We love every single person in this field. So who's ready to get compassionate? Get them flags up!”
With the touring cycle for their second album now at a close, The 1975 took to instagram to upload this cryptic video.
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