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Watch: Defying Anti-Gay Laws, 1975 Singer Kisses Man During Dubai Show

Saturday Aug 17, 2019
The 1975's Matt Healy in the music video for "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME"
The 1975's Matt Healy in the music video for "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME"  (Source:YouTube Still)

Matt Healy, the lead singer behind the rock band the 1975, is making headlines this week after locking lips with another man during a Wednesday concert in Dubai to take a stand against the region's anti-gay laws, CNN reports.

A video posted on Twitter by an audience member, which was later deleted, showed the British singer walking toward the crowd and asking another man if he wants to kiss. After the smooch, Healey returns to the stage and says, "I love you too, bro. We're all human, right?"

Being gay is punishable by imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates.

After the video circulated on social media, Healy took to Twitter to comment about the moment.

"Thank you Dubai you were so amazing. 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," he wrote. "But who knows maybe they will let me back in let's just wait and see :)."

In another video posted online, Healy said: "I just want us to identify as humans and not as groups of individual different people."

"I'm sorry, I know it seems indulgent for me to cry but I do this every night and it's the same thing, I see so much passion and pain and I know what you guys are going through and I know you're not representative of your governments," he added as the audience cheered.

The 1975 is set to release their new album "Notes on a Conditional Form" on Feb. 21, 2020.

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