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The 1975’s Matty Healy mocks Yungblud in new video and shares impersonation

The video saw Healy adopting a thick Yorkshire accent to impersonate the singer

By Tom Skinner

two side by side images of Matty Healy of The 1975 (left) and Yungblud (right)
Matty Healy of The 1975 and Yungblud. CREDITS: Samuel Bradley (left), Kosmas Pavlos (right)

The 1975 frontman Matty Healy has shared a comic impression of Yungblud, weeks after the latter seemingly criticised Healy for comments made in a recent interview.

The 50-second black-and-white video sees Healy donning superimposed ‘EMO’ tattoos beneath both of his eyes while adopting an exaggerated Yorkshire accent.

“Guys, I’m so fucking angry because someone’s blowing themselves up in the fucking air… in the Ukraine,” the singer begins. “We’re not gonna stand for that because we’re the fucking children, the fucking underrated fucking youth generation, and that’s what we stand for.”

Taking aim at Yungblud’s outspoken persona, Healy adds: “I don’t stand for stuff, I stand against stuff. It’s not a particular thing that I stand for, I just stand against stuff and it tends to be the most morally obvious stuff y’know that like everyone stands for… Fuck the patriarchy!”

The impression comes after Healy shared a TikTok video of Yungblud – real name Dominic Harrison – reading a book while sitting on a toilet onstage at his recent concert in Cardiff. “I feel a bit responsible and I am really sorry,” the ’75 star wrote (via Stereogum).

For Yungblud’s part, he recently took an indirect dig at Healy for his much-discussed appearance on The Adam Friedland Show.

Healy’s appearance saw him discuss the rising New York rapper Ice Spice and how he recently sent her an Instagram message, which prompted a fuller conversation about her. Healy and the podcast hosts appeared to confuse Ice Spice’s heritage by referring to her as Hawaiian, Inuit and Chinese, while seemingly mocking the accents of each.

“Love listening to three privileged white dudes sit around and objectify a young black female artist who’s blowing up,” Yungblud then wrote on Twitter, an apparent allusion to the conversation. “Welcome to your 30’s I guess…”

Yungblud is currently out on the UK leg of his 2023 world arena tour in support of his self-titled third album, which came out last September. The run of dates is due to conclude with a performance at the OVO Arena in Wembley this Saturday (February 25).

Meanwhile, The 1975 have announced a huge outdoor show at London’s Finsbury Park for this summer.

Healy and co. last month wrapped up their ‘At Their Very Best’ UK arena tour. Rolling Stone UK described their gig in Brighton as “game-changing” in a five-star review. The 1975 then played an intimate hometown show in Manchester, to fewer than 600 fans at Gorilla, performing their self-titled debut in its entirety.

In other news, Healy has called on Liam and Noel Gallagher to end their feud and reform Oasis. He claimed that the estranged brothers are “acting like they’re in their twenties” and “need to grow up”.