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    Matty Healy And The 1975 Are No Longer Performing At Kuala Lumpur's Good Vibes Festival — Here's Why

    "I don’t see the f****** point of inviting The 1975 to a country and then telling us who we can have sex with."

    Matty Healy says The 1975 has been banned from Malaysia following his criticism of the country's anti-LGBTQ laws.

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    The band was playing at the Good Vibes Festival in Kuala Lumpur yesterday when Matty stopped the show to rant about Malaysia's strict laws against homosexuality.

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    “I made a mistake," he said. "When we were booking shows, I wasn’t looking into it. I don’t see the fucking point of inviting the 1975 to a country and then telling us who we can have sex with."

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    “And I’m sorry if that offends you, and you’re religious," he continued, "but your government are a bunch of fucking [R-words]. I don’t care anymore. If you push, I’m gonna push back. I’m not in the fucking mood.”

    Matty then said: “Unfortunately, you don’t get a set of loads of uplifting songs because I’m fucking furious. And that’s not fair on you, because you’re not representative of your government. You are young people, and I’m sure a lot of you are gay and progressive.”

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    Matty — who's been an advocate for the LGBTQ community before — added that he almost "pulled" the show a day earlier because of Malaysia's anti-gay laws, but decided against it after talking it over with the band.

    “We had a conversation,” he shared. “We said, ‘You know what? We can’t let the kids down because they’re not the government.' ... If you want to invite me here to do a show, you can fuck off. I’ll take your money, you can ban me, but I’ve done this before, and it doesn’t feel good," he continued.

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    He then met bassist Ross MacDonald at the center of the stage, where they shared a long kiss. Moments later, Matty returned to the mic to say they were stopping the show because they "just got banned from Kuala Lumpur."

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    You can see the video of the moment here:

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