Matty Healy has, uh, dropped a presidential campaign, which no one saw coming.
Fans were perplexed when the 1975 frontman, 33, published what looked to be a campaign video backing his quest for the White House in 2024.
Matty was videotaped welcoming ‘voters’ and looking great in a suit, giving current leader Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump (who hopes to run again) a run for their money.
Thankfully, it was all a parody to promote The 1975’s impending American tour. However, it seemed extremely plausible…
Matty’s video also seemed to allude to his recent string of scandals, in which he was called out for insulting remarks and divisive actions on stage.
The phoney campaign film begins with a scene of Matty volunteering in a soup kitchen, followed by shots of essential employees, community groups, and families.
After being chastised for his own words, he incorporates footage of same-sex couples and American residents of all races and ethnicities.
‘Here in the heart of America, we know that redemption is more than just a word. It’s a promise we make to ourselves and each other,’ he says in a voiceover.
‘Our nation’s story is one of second chances, of forging a path forward, even in the face of mistakes.
‘It’s about rebuilding what’s broken, healing what’s wounded, and coming together to create something stronger than before.
‘But redemption isn’t just an abstract idea. It’s something we see every day in our communities.’
Matty continues: ‘It’s the single parent working two jobs to provide for their children, the veteran who finds purpose in serving others, and the neighbour who lends a hand when times are tough.
‘As a nation, we must embrace redemption in our policies and our actions.
‘We must reform a criminal justice system to focus on rehabilitation, not just punishment.
‘We must ensure that every American has access to quality education and affordable healthcare so that opportunities for redemption are within reach for everyone, instead of the few.’
In a very on-the-nose comment, the controversial musician went on: ‘Together, we can build a future where no one is defined by their past, where everyone has the chance to contribute, and where compassion paves the way for progress.’
Concluding, and finally revealing the truth, the Chocolate hitmaker finished: ‘I believe in an America where redemption is more than a distant dream, it’s a reality that we create every day, hand in hand. J
‘Join us in this journey towards a better tomorrow.
‘We can write a new chapter in America’s history, together, here on the Still At Their Very Best tour.’
Matty linked his followers to the link in his profile where they may get tickets in his caption.
Naturally, fans in the comments went wild over the big-budget promo vid.
‘In his political campaign era’, joked one fan.
‘Make The 1975 political again’, wrote another.
‘Matty for president 2024’, one fan declared.
Another commented: ‘What is Matty Healy going to do as president to fix the daily challenges of being a 1975 fan?’
Not everyone was so on board, though.
‘i would want you immediately impeached’, one person commented.
Matty recently landed in serious trouble after kissing his bandmate on stage in Malaysia, where homosexuality is outlawed, causing the concert to be cancelled.
He’s also been chastised for making derogatory remarks about rapper Ice Spice, chastised for his affiliation with Taylor Swift during past romance speculations, and label buddy Rina Sawayama has called him out for being ‘racist.’