We acknowledge that while we love to be critical consumers, we sometimes have blind spots – especially as fans of The 1975 from the start. We dig into why Matty Healy is problematic, and how his recent actions are a lot more serious than his past indiscretions.
We also examine how the connection between Taylor Swift and Matty Healy is causing fans to find problems with both figures, and how this is leading fans to be more aware and critical of their respective fave.
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Sources for Why Matty Healy is Problematic + The Fan Social Contract
@travelingnurse on TikTok: Why LGBTQ Swifties are Mad at Taylor
@moremesslore on TikTok: The Fan Social Contract with Taylor Swift
US sues Tennessee over ban on care for transgender youth (AP, KIMBERLEE KRUESI, April 26, 2023)
Federal judge temporarily blocks Tennessee’s anti-drag law (AP, KIMBERLEE KRUESI, March 31, 2023)
Lizzo protests Tennessee drag ban, inviting drag queens on stage in Knoxville (CNN, Toyin Owoseje, April 24)
Kelsea Ballerini Praises ‘Inclusivity’ as Drag Queens Say CMT Awards Performance Was ‘Total Liberation’ (People, April 5, 2023)
Hayley Kiyoko Defies TN Police, Features Drag Queens At Concert (Out, Mey Rude, May 3, 2023)
Musicians Who’ve Spoken Out Against Recent Anti-LGBTQ Bills: Hayley Williams, Lizzo, Ariana Grande & More (Billboard, Hannah Dailey, March 2023)
Maren Morris Recalls Feeling ‘Bad Ass’ When She Feuded With Tucker Carlson Over LGBTQ Rights (Variety, Elizabeth Taylor, May 14, 2023)
Name 3 Songs Episode: Landmark Court Rulings + Taylor Swift/Matty Healy Updates
Name 3 Songs Episode: Why Are The 1975 So Polarizing?
Name 3 Songs Episode: Taylor Swift versus the Victim Narrative