Matty Healy Deactivates Twitter Account Following Backlash Over George Floyd Post – Matty Healy, frontman of U.K. band The 1975, has Shut Down his Twitter after facing backlash for a tweet about the Black Lives Matter movement following the recent death of George Floyd.
Matt Healy Deactivates Twitter Account Following Backlash Over George Floyd Post | Matt Healy Is Accused Of Using George Floyd’s Death To Promote His Song:
The 1975 lead singer Matty Healy came under fire on Thursday (May 28) for a tweet about George Floyd, 46, who died following brutality from Minnesota police on Monday.
In the now-deleted tweet posted on Thursday, the British rocker wrote, “If you truly believe that ‘ALL LIVES MATTER’ you need to stop facilitating the end of black ones.” Healy included a link to the band’s song “Love It if We Made It,” which features lyrics “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.”
Many Twitter users online accused Matty Healy of using the current anger over the death of George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minnesota, and the Black Lives Matter movement to promote the 1975’s new album, Notes on a Conditional Form, which dropped last week, Healy deleted the message and offered an apology and said he’s better stated through his music than his raw words.
The 1975’s Matty Healy Takes Down His Twitter | Matty Healy Is Slammed For Using Black Lives Matter To Promote His Music “Love It if We Made It”:
“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,” Matty Healy wrote.
Sadly, Healy then posted the original message and retweeted the link to the song again, but as separate tweets, which caused the Twitterverse to be even more ticked off. As a result, he wound up deleting his account entirely.
One fan noted, realizing that he was making a genuine attempt to help, “The link was in poor taste, but the sentiment behind it was good. He is at least trying.” Another fan observed, “The tweet comes across as really dumb but Twitter woke culture is so unbelievably toxic sometimes.”
George Floyd, who was a restaurant security guard and former Houston rapper, matched the description of a forgery suspect, and subsequently resisted them when they took him into custody.
The accompanying clip surfaced on the Internet earlier this week shows a Minnesota officer allegedly suffocating the unarmed and handcuffed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nearly seven minutes as he lay face down on the ground.
Floyd is heard crying out that he couldn’t breathe and was in pain, but he was ignored. Floyd was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center after falling unconscious, and died shortly after. On Tuesday, four police officers were fired for their involvement in the 46-year-old’s death after a video circulated online of the incident.
George Floyd’s death is currently being investigated by the FBI and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
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