Matty Healy Kissed A Male Fan In Dubai During A 1975 Gig

The 1975’s Matty Healy protests Dubai’s anti-LGBTQ laws by kissing male fan on stage

The 1975’s Matty Healy protests Dubai’s anti-LGBTQ laws by kissing male fan on stage

The singer of the band the 1975 defied Dubai's anti-LGBT laws during a concert on Wednesday by venturing into the crowd and kissing a male fan on the lips. In June of previous year, the group donated funds to support the creation of London's first LGBTQ community center, reports Rolling Stone.

Videos shared online showed the band playing onstage in front of a rainbow-coloured backdrop.

While performing the song "Loving Someone", Healy got off the stage to hug a male fan who apparently asked the singer to marry him.

Tweeting about the show after it ended, Healy wrote: "Thank you Dubai you were so incredible".

Homosexuality is illegal in Dubai and punishable by up to 10 years in jail. "I don't think we'll be allowed back due to my "behaviour" but know that I love you and I wouldn't have done anything differently given the chance again".

Matty reportedly gave a speech about acceptance at the gig, too. "We're all human, right?"

One wrote: "I searched Arabic news for this matt healy thing and not one bit of news about any police getting involved, also not at everyone tweeting not being from Dubai or Emirates. the only source covering the concert from the UAE said good things and didn't mention this incident at all".

However, others are calling Healy "inconsiderate" for kissing the male fan, given the harsh repercussions.