The 1975's Matty Healy fondles himself and eats raw meat onstage, and fans are weirded out

The 1975's Matty Healy eating raw steak on stage
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After irritating metal fans earlier this month by calling Metallica “my worst band of all time", The 1975's Matty Healy is now perplexing his own fan-base, with his bizarre on-stage behaviour.

At the English art-poppers' November 7 show at New York's Madison Square Garden, attendees were 'treated', to an unnerving and uncomfortable interlude which featured Healy fondling his genitals, eating raw steak, doing push-ups and crawling into a hallowed-out television set. 

Although the pantomime-like interlude has been a common feature of The 1975's ongoing North American tour, orchestrated to symbolise the act of 'consumption', it had not previously featured these particularly eccentric on-stage activities. 

While orchestral music played behind him, the consumption interlude found the frontman groping his genitals while sat on a couch and smoking a cigarette, before kneeling on a rug placed in middle of the stage, taking off his shirt and being handed a raw steak. Then, taking sips from a flask, Healy gobbles down two large bites of the meat, all while fondling himself. To wrap up the offbeat intermission, he does a couple of push-ups and crawls into a TV set frame.

Following the unexpected performance, Healy addressed the crowd and said:  "I’m sorry if you came with your dad and I was touching my dick" before adding, "It’s your fault for bringing your dad.” Charming.

Watch fan-filmed footage of the interlude below, complete with exclamations of shock, confusion, horror and disgust from the audience:

Liz Scarlett

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