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Updated on Feb 20, 2019. Posted on Feb 20, 2019

Here's What The 1975 Said About Misogyny During The BRIT Awards

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Tonight the BRIT Awards were held in London, with countless stars in attendance.

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And when it came to the dishing out of awards, The 1975 were one of the first recipients of the night, bagging the gong for British Group.

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And rather than giving a rambling acceptance speech thanking just about every person they know, lead singer Matty Healy chose to use the time to speak out against misogyny.

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Referencing journalist and writer Laura Snapes, Matty said: "I want to read a couple of sentences that a friend of ours, Laura Snapes, said this week and I thought we should all think about it."

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Matty continued: "She said that in music, male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of "difficult artists," while women are treated as hysterics who "don't understand art."

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The speech was met with raptuous applause both in the arena and by viewers at home.

If I needed a reason to love The 1975 more... Thank you @Truman_Black for using your power for the greater good ❤️ https://t.co/oIyqzOhSLJ

ok but matty from the 1975 using their acceptance speech to talk about misogyny in the music industry !! i might have to stan 🥺🥺

#BRITAwards Matty Healy used his acceptance speech to call out sexual assault in the music industry I love him and the band so much, well done the 1975❤️

You can watch the full clip here.

.@The1975 collect the BRIT Award for British Group with an important message. #BRITs Watch The #BRITs 2019 live here: https://t.co/qj4KiENtGs

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