Move over, Oasis and Blur. It appears we’ve got a new English music feud brewing between The 1975 frontman Matty Healy and Yungblud.
The dispute seems to have begun with comments that Healy made during an episode of The Adam Friedland Show podcast, during which he and the hosts joked about the ethnicity of viral rapper Ice Spice and did impressions of various accents.
In apparent response to the podcast, Yungblud tweeted, “Love listening to three privileged white dudes sit around and objectify a young black female artist who’s blowing up.”
“Welcome to your 30’s I guess,” he added.
Healy then reportedly shot back at Yungblud in a since-expired Instagram Story captured by Pop Crave, making fun of him with the words “emo” superimposed over his own face.
“I’m so f***ing angry,” Healy says in a exaggerated version of Yungblud’s accent. “Someone’s blown themselves up in f***ing air the Ukraine. We’re not gonna stand for that ’cause we’re the f***ing children, the f***ing underrated youth…and that’s what we stand for.”
Yungblud, of course, often speaks out regarding political and social issues. He also released an EP in 2019 called The Underrated Youth.
“Well, I don’t stand for stuff, I stand against stuff,” Healy-as-Yungblud continued. “There’s not a particular thing that I stand for. I just stand against stuff and it tends to be the most morally obvious stuff that everyone stands for.”
Yungblud hasn’t yet publicly responded to Healy. Before all this happened, though, Yungblud said that he “love[s]” Healy, adding bands including The 1975 feel like a “different generation” from him.
Perhaps Healy can take his own advice for the aforementioned Oasis to “grow up” and stop feuding.
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