Matt Healy of The 1975 has spoken on stage about the incident in Malaysia when he got a festival cancelled, cost dozens of small suppliers vast sums of money and got music promoters into deep trouble, and it turns out he’s learned nothing.
Singing in Hawaii Healy said “All I’ll say is that I don’t give a fuck about any white saviour complex bullshit. What I’ll say is that doing the right thing often requires quite a lot of sacrifice and very little reward. And being seen to do the right thing requires very little sacrifice, and that’s when you get all the rewards. And me and Ross [MacDonald] nearly shaved our heads because we thought we were going to prison for being f*gs”.
The thing is Matty, the sacrifice and little reward was made by the people who have to keep living with the fallout of this in Malaysia, not the ones who jetted right out and are now playing in Hawaii.