Matty Healy Backtracks Misogyny in Hip-Hop and Rock and Roll Comment After Backlash

The frontman of The 1975 lands in hot water after saying that misogyny doesn't exist in rock and roll anymore, but it still exists in hip-hop in a recent interview.

AceShowbiz - Matty Healy has recently landed himself in hot water after comparing the misogyny in hip-hop and rock and roll in a new interview. Talking to Larry Fitzmaurice of The Fader, the frontman of The 1975 said that while misogyny is no longer existed in rock and roll scene, it still exists in hip-hop.

"The reason misogyny doesn't happen in rock and roll anymore is because it's a vocabulary that existed for so long that it got weeded out," he said during the interview. "It still exists in hip-hop because [the genre] is so young, but it'll stop." Soon after the interview was published online, many expressed their outrage on social media.

One Twitter user pointed out that the comment he made about misogyny in rock and roll wasn't good, adding, "Not sure where he sponged that absolute s**t idea up from." One other tweeted, " 'misogyny doesn't happen in rock and roll anymore,' says matty healy, whose band has a music video in which all the members were replaced with scantily-clad women who couldn't play their instruments."

Responding to the backlash, Matty posted a series of tweets clarifying what he actually meant in the interview and apologized. "I said that misogyny wasn't ALLOWED in rock and roll now days in a way it is in hip-hop not that it doesn't exist, that's maybe a misquote as I'm aware of the misogyny in rocknroll," he said, insisting that he didn't deny the "RAMPANT" misogyny that exists in the genre.

"I was simplifying a complex issue without the right amount of education on the subject," he continued. "I kinda forget that im not very educated on feminism and misogyny and I cant just 'figure stuff out' in public and end up trivialising the complexities of such enormous, experienced issues."

He continued, "So basically, I'm sorry for saying that as I was wrong. And thanks for pointing it out cos if I'm gonna do this I have to keep learning." However, he made sure to let his followers know that he didn't apologize for saying "rock music is void of misogyny" as he insisted that he "didn't say that." The singer added, "Any body who says that is not only thick as f**k they most probably don't have physical eyes. It's the stupidest thing I've ever heard."

Concluding his lengthy tweet, he wrote, "I'm apologising for the fact my words could INSINUATE that misogyny in culture and music is an exclusively hip hop (black) issue. I do not believe that. What I believe is that I'm not educated enough to speak on THAT properly and a big part of that is this white d**k that I have."

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