UK pop rockers The 1975 have become the latest band to slam presidential candidate Donald Trump. During a recent concert in Los Angeles, outspoken frontman Matt Healy had some pretty harsh words for the potential president.
Barely a day goes by without somebody in the music business throwing in their two cents about Trump’s ongoing presidential campaign. Last week it was Trent Reznor, the week before it was Bruce Springsteen, even the mighty Queen decided they’d had enough of Trump’s ridiculousness.
Now, a young band with an increasingly large audience have decided to let their opinions be known about one of the most controversial figures in recent history. Singer Matt Healy compared Trump’s potential presidency to the UK’s recent decision to leave the EU. In a blistering speech, Healy told the American crowd:
“This year – politically, democratically, we completely fucked it up.” “Listen, I’m not here to talk about politics, but what I’m gonna say is what happened in our country is that a younger generation left the responsibility… we thought the older generation was going to be empathetic and understanding and responsible and do the right thing… and it didn’t.”
“And everything kind of backfired, and everyone who hadn’t voted felt like a twat.”
“You’re very very close to a very very fucked up situation,” Healy continued: “I can see literally thousands of young liberal, hopefully intelligent young people here. Look, we still got a shock. Fuck Donald Trump, you have to vote! This is the world calling: Vote!”
Healy’s rallying of the young crowd mirrors the recent cries of pop princess Beyonce, who urged her audience to vote earlier this week at Tidal X.
Taking the same cynical stand point as Healy, Beyonce told fans: “I know it seems like things are bad, but if you think they can’t get worse, just ask your grandparents.”
“Remember Barack Obama is our president. You made that happen. Young people made that happen. We are not helpless. The fire is still burning. Please go out and vote this November.”
As political campaigning continues to heat up, one can only wonder who the next influential figure will be to use the stage to get their message across.