Rina Sawayama appeared to name out the 1975’s Matty Healy throughout her set at Glastonbury. Whereas introducing the music “STFU!” on Glastonbury’s Woodsies stage, Sawayama mentioned, “Tonight, this goes out to a white man that watches Ghetto Gaggers, and mocks Asian individuals on a podcast… he additionally owns my masters… I’ve had sufficient.” (Sawayama and The 1975 are each signed to Soiled Hit. Because the Unbiased notes, Healy was the director of Soiled Hit Restricted, the label’s mother or father firm, from 2018 till April 2023.)
Sawayama was little question taking a dig at Healy’s self-admitted style in porn, which he spoke about whereas showing on a February episode of the Adam Friedland Present podcast. Throughout that episode, Healy talked about watching somebody “simply getting, like, brutalized” on “Ghetto Gaggers,” a sort of “abuse porn” web site that focuses on the humiliation and degradation of ladies of coloration.
Friedland and co-host Nick Mullen additionally tried to guess rapper Ice Spice’s ethnicity and did derogatory impersonations of Chinese language, Japanese, and Hawaiian accents. (Healy didn’t take part in these mocking accents, however he laughed together with the podcast hosts.) The episode has since been pulled from the podcast’s feed, and Healy apologized to Ice Spice throughout an April present in New Zealand.
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