The 1975’s Matty Healy addresses ‘male misogynist acts’ in music during BRITs acceptance speech

The Manchester band took home the Best British Group award

The 1975‘s Matty Healy addressed ‘male misogynist acts’ during the band’s BRIT Awards 2019 acceptance speech. See the clip below.

Healy and co. were named Best British Group this evening, fending off competition from Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Little Mix, and Years & Years.

After taking to the stage to collect the award, the frontman touched on how the music industry and fans view misogynistic artists. Healy highlighted a Guardian piece written after abuse allegations against Ryan Adams came to light.


He said: “I just want you to listen to me for one sec, just a couple of sentences that a friend of ours, [music journalist] Laura Snapes, said, and I thought we should all really really think about it.

“She said that in music, ‘male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and examined as traits of difficult artists while women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don’t understand art.’”

Healy posted a quote from the article earlier today, saying that views Snapes had expressed were “bang on”. See those posts below.


Ahead of tonight’s show, The 1975 played an intimate gig for BRITs week at London’s Garage. Reviewing the show, NME said: “This latest intimate outing proves their worth as one of the country’s – nay, the world’s – very best pop groups.”

The 1975 are set to headline this year’s Reading & Leeds festivals in August.