Matty Healy’s controversial podcast comments revealed

It’s shaping up to be a cruel summer for The 1975 frontman, Matty Healy. 

The 34-year-old musician is the latest famous man linked to Taylor Swift, 33, following her April split from Joe Alwyn

With that spotlight comes increased scrutiny, and an old podcast episode has surfaced in which the British musician has made controversial remarks that have sparked backlash. 

The podcast, released in February, was an episode of “The Adam Friedland Show.”

It’s since been deleted from Apple and Spotify, but The Post obtained a copy via YouTube

Swift has not made any comment about it, even though many of her fans have expressed outrage and slammed her rumored relationship with Healy, saying things like “I’m about to vomit.”

She’s also seemingly responded to it, in the form of a collaboration with Ice Spice, who was discussed in an unflattering way on the podcast.

The Post reached out to reps for Swift and The 1975 for comment.

Matty Healy, Taylor Swift’s new rumored boyfriend, made outrageous remarks on a podcast.
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Matty Healy.
Matty Healy.
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So, what exactly did he say on this controversial podcast episode? 

Here’s a breakdown.

Racist comments 

While he was a guest on this podcast episode, Healy laughed as the hosts, Friedland and Nick Mullen, made fun of rapper Ice Spice, 23, using derogatory terms about her body and ethnicity. They called her an “Inuit Spice Girl,” and “chubby Chinese lady.”

They also used faux Chinese and Hawaiian accents to mock her. 

Healy didn’t participate in the bulk of it, but he egged them on and laughed. When they did offensive accents mocking her, he chucked and said, “Yeah, that’s what Ice Spice is like.” So, he encouraged them and found amusement in their comments. He also did a mock Japanese accent.

Matty Healy.
Matty Healy laughed at racist comments on a podcast.
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LGBTQ+ comments 

The podcast did a segment about “queerbaiting,” which is when TV shows or movies hint at LGBTQ representation for marketing, but don’t depict it. 

Healy said, “I don’t think the gays like it.

“Everyone’s getting canceled. Pink’s getting canceled for looking like a lesbian for her career. And now that’s being recorded as ‘queerbaiting.’ ”

Healy also told one of the podcast hosts, “you look like a pimp.” 

Nick Grimshaw, Taylor Swift and Matt Healy smiling, with Taylor hugging Nick.
Nick Grimshaw, Taylor Swift and Matt Healy.
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‘Hot sister’ 

Healy told one of the co-hosts that he has a hot sister. “Yeah, I’d f–k your sister,” he said. 

It ‘makes us sound gay’

While explaining the meaning of the British slang word “Larry,” Healy said, “It’s a stupid English word. I think you’re trying to get. It’s one of those words that we make up to sound tough, which makes us sound gay.”

The R word

Healy himself didn’t use it, but one of the co-hosts referred to Scottish as “retard English.”

Healy agreed, and said, “It’s just like medieval speak.”

Matty Healy.
Matty Healy.
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‘P–sy’ comments

“When you become a guy that just wants to get p—sy, though, it’s so sad,” he said. “When you go from a guy who like, gets p—sy and then you get used to it and then it dries up and you like continue to try and find it. Yeah, it’s so not a good vibe.” 

Doja Cat

One of the podcast hosts claimed that Doja Cat would “show her ti–ies” to racists on 4chan.

Healy agreed. “Yeah, that was like, a thing,” he said. “She’d like, goad racists.”

Matty Healy onstage signing.
Matty Healy during a performance of The 1975.
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Karlie Kloss, Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift, Nick Grimshaw and Matt Healy smiling standing together.
Karlie Kloss, Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift, Nick Grimshaw and Matt Healy.
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Japanese people 

One of the co-hosts brought up the topic of the Holocaust, and asked if any Japanese people were working “at the camps,” presumably referring to concentration camps. 

“I do really want to hear your impression of that,” said Healy, laughing, apparently finding an impression of a Japanese Nazi to be hilarious. This also comes amid a different anti-Semitic incident in which Healy appeared to do a Nazi salute onstage.

After the episode came out, ESEA Music (a UK-based group of East and Southeast Asian people working in music) issued a statement condemning Healy’s “flagrant racism and complicity in laughing along at harmful Asian tropes.”