Frontman Kisses Man at Gig in Dubai, Where Homosexuality Is Illegal

The 1975’s Matty Healy protests Dubai’s anti-LGBTQ laws by kissing male fan on stage

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Healy stepped off the stage and embraced the fan, who was stood on the front row, during "Loving Someone". Healy later tweeted his suspicion the band would not be allowed to return to the country but that he regretted nothing.

Matt Healy of The 1975 is taking a stand against Dubai's anti-LGBTQ laws one kiss at a time.

Fans, who captured the moment on film, were quick to praise Matty for his actions.

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"I literally can not stand matt healy f*** him for putting someone in a life-threatening situation and f*** his fans for defending him".

Video footage taken by fans and posted on Twitter showed Matt Healy telling gay fans that he loved them and that God did too.

While the UAE and the city of Dubai are known as ritzy hotspots for foreigners, tourists have encountered issues with the country's strict anti-LGBTQ laws governing homosexuality and gender presentation.

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"I don't think we'll be allowed back due to my 'behaviour, '" he wrote, "but know that I love you and I wouldn't have done anything differently given the chance again".

But has anything happened since the event?

Another commentator reposted a message apparently from the young man in question saying: "We need to stop the rumours about me in danger when I'm not".

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