The 1975’s Matt Healy has hit out at US governor Dan Patrick’s homophobia in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando, calling him a “fucking twat” and a “cunt.”
49 people were killed at a gay club in Orlando, Florida over the weekend in what has been described as the worst mass shooting in recent US history.
While many public figures were quick to pay tribute to the victims, many of whom were Latinx members of the LGBT community, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick chose to tweet a bible quote, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”
Healy was among many, many people who took offence at Patrick’s tweet.
You're a fucking governor @DanPatrick and you use your position to spread hate & bigotry. If God was real he'd think you were a fucking twat— matty (@Truman_Black) June 12, 2016
I would never normally stoop to your levels of homophobia @DanPatrick and acknowledge you but I want 600k to see how much of a cunt you are— matty (@Truman_Black) June 12, 2016
I'm sorry for swearing so much, that is not very mature of me but I'm just so so exhausted with us all being so so exhausted— matty (@Truman_Black) June 12, 2016
The band also paid tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting during a recent show, when they lit up the stage with rainbow colours.