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Festival Company Sues Band After Canceling Their Concert For Criticizing Country’s Laws

The band The 1975 were threatened with legal action after their lead singer made a profanity at a festival in Malaysia in July.

Good Vibes Music Festival organizers Future Sound Asia have filed a claim alleging The 1975 are financially responsible for damages caused by lead singer Matt Healy’s conduct. Recently issued. according to to the BBC. The Kuala Lumpur-based event was canceled a day after Healy yelled at the audience about Malaysia’s anti-gay laws and then kissed a male member of his band.

In response to the incident, the Malaysian Ministry of Communications issued a directive expressing its “unwavering stance against any party who challenges, ridicules or violates Malaysian law”. Homosexuality is punishable by up to 20 years in prison in Malaysia. But even members of the LGBT community have called Healy’s actions “performative activism” that would make their lives difficult. according to To another BBC report.

“The FSA would like to reiterate its strong disapproval of the band’s conduct during their performance at GVF2023,” festival organizers said in a statement. according to to NME. “In particular, lead singer Matthew Timothy Healy’s use of abusive language, equipment damage, and vulgar stage conduct not only grossly violated local guidelines and Malaysian law, but also tarnished the reputation of the decade-long festival. rice field.” (Related: Legendary rock star loses to Biden, offers solution on how to save US in epic interview)

Healy’s actions allegedly ‘intentionally violated agreement’ [The 1975] We have consulted with the FSA,” the statement continued. Event organizers plan to take legal action in English courts if the band does not comply with their demands.

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