The 1975 performed in Dubai last night, where frontman Matty Healy kissed a male fan, defying strict anti-LGBTQ+ laws.
While the band was performing, Healy left the stage during “Loving Someone,” when a male fan asked the singer to marry him. In response, Healy invited the fan to hug him, and the pair then kissed. In Dubai, homosexuality is illegal and punishable with up to 10 years in jail.
“Thank you Dubai you were so amazing,” Healy wrote on Twitter. “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.”
Check out Healy’s response in full below.
But who knows maybe they will let me back in let’s just wait and see 🙂
— ?? (@Truman_Black) August 15, 2019