Swifties who are persons of color, continue denouncing the brewing romantic relationship between Taylor Swift and Matt Healy, following the latter’s recent racist and sexist controversies.
“The 1975” frontman has been involved in an issue three months ago when he made biting and degrading comments about rapper Ice Spice in the “The Adam Friedland Show” podcast with hosts Nick Mullen and Adam Friedland. During the episode, the three personalities poke fun at Spice — saying that the rapper looks like a “chubby Chinese lady” and a “f*****g Eskimo”. When Mullen and Friedland mimicked Hawaiian and Chinese accents, Healy cracked up at them.
The “Somebody Else” singer later made an apology for his controversial offense during his band’s show in New Zealand. He felt sorry for Spice and said that he wouldn’t want the rapper to think that he was a d—k.
“I just feel a bit bad, and I’m kind of a bit sorry if I’ve offended you,” he addressed the audience, which some noticed that it sounded more of a Non-apology Apology.
“Ice Spice, I’m sorry. It’s not because I’m annoyed that me joking got misconstrued. It’s because I don’t want Ice Spice to think I’m a d***. I love you, Ice. Spice I’m so sorry,” he concluded.
Yet, internet users are not convinced with Healy’s apology. According to them, throwing off offensive remarks shouldn’t be labeled as “misconstrued;” he should just admit that he’s racist, instead. Take a look at some of the comments:
MATT HEALY IS RACIST I TOLD YOU LOT pic.twitter.com/Jk8qSY0gnw
— NUMBER 1️⃣ (@98flameboy) February 11, 2023
One of life’s greatest mysteries is how Matt Healy is gushed over as a heartthrob soft boi by women with huge platforms who claim to be feminist when he has been consistently misogynistic, racist in public and consistently gross on stage
— Gina Martin 🌚 (@ginamartinuk) May 17, 2023
I need y’all to stop putting Matt Healy on my TL. I’m sick of seeing his racist, ableist, gross ass.
— mai 🐮 (@klinetomischief) May 16, 2023
Hate that I can't listen to the 1975 music anymore because Matt Healy is a raging racist.
— Bun & Buuji (@Only1_TNT) May 25, 2023
Finding out Matt Healy was being racist/body shaming has ruined my day immensely
— daws 🌸 spring is here 🌸 (@dawzacado) March 2, 2023
Moreover, the 34-year-old vocalist opened up on the same podcast about the time he masturbated to hardcore pornography, featuring “brutalized women”. According to sources, he was watching porn videos on a website called “Ghetto Gaggers,” which features the brutalization of black women in most of its clips. The derogatory podcast episode was then removed from Apple and Spotify.
Due to his racist and misogynist views, POC Swifties aren’t happy with Swift’s involvement with the controversial pop musician.
In a TikTok video posted by Jordan, a black content creator who goes by the TikTok username @adhdwhileblack on May 12, she expressed her dismay with Swift-Healy’s growing relationship.
“To say that I’m disappointed would be the truth. To say that I’m shocked would be a lie. And for anyone white woman that has ever questioned any Black or person of color’s distrust in you, this is why. Because you are nobody’s ally,” she explained.
She continued: “This is not a ‘bad boy core’, OK? This is, like, racist core. I just I just could not be more confused by this and just, like, concerned about it. And to all the Swifties whose main concern is that he’s greasy and sweaty and gross and an alcoholic, like, can you please dig your head out of your a**, please?”
The content creator didn’t expect that the “Speak Now” songstress would fall for his trap, knowing that she’s an intelligent and successful woman.
“I think that’s why I didn’t believe the rumors at first because Taylor is a very smart businesswoman, so for her to be with someone like Matty so publicly, felt like a really dumb choice to me,” she claimed.
She also added that Swift doesn’t promote feminism in general, but rather “white woman feminism”, which only cares about white men’s welfare and the things that will benefit the white community.
Currently, there’s a “growing resistance” from POC Swifties as Swift continues to be mum about Healy and his controversies:
Taylor Swift failing to address the racist comments Matt Healy made towards Ice Spice and then finding a way to profit off of her with a new collab is a text book example of white woman feminism. It’s convenient, manipulative and continues to shield and protect white men https://t.co/qZuTOmUm7e
— ⁷ (@undercoverARMY4) May 24, 2023
this out into words exactly how i felt about this whole thing. mind you, he made these comments well before they started dating, so she knew who he was. Gives me the ick
— Mik (@Miklaineee) May 25, 2023
remember when taylor swift shaded demi lovato in her speech for defending scooter braun just to turn around and date matt healy a known misogynist racist who supports andrew rate and kyle rittenhouse she’s the definition of white feminism, only care when it’s beneficial. https://t.co/qyGl05L7jM pic.twitter.com/YaSlC2TiTF
— ✮ (@violentnympth) May 16, 2023
Lol why and how was Taylor Swift even dating Matt Healy? Just learning about who he is now. Makes zero sense. Like are ALL of her relationships just an attempt to milk any accessible promotional exposure? YES, yes they ARE.
— $HarleenQuinzerella ☯️ (@SarahMenace213) May 24, 2023
— MK8≛ MOTOPAPI (@FdezzGarciiia) May 7, 2023
It’s because feminism only encompasses WHITE women & EXCLUDES black women. Taylor Swift, an adamant feminist, doesn’t care about dating Matt Healy because the things that he’s said & watched about black women, doesn’t fit her & the general idea of feminism. https://t.co/vmIMZHLFf6
— meg ❄️ (@meggolakindra) May 18, 2023
if taylor swift doesn’t get away from matt healy i’m gonna stop listening to her versions as punishment
— blu ☔️ (@queerestblue) May 23, 2023
Swift and Healy have been rumored to be dating, after the former’s breakup with Joe Alwyn.
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