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The 1975 Call Out “Male Misogyny Acts” In BRIT Awards Acceptance Speech

"We should all really, really think about it."

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English outfit The 1975 have used their acceptance speech at the 2019 BRIT awards to call out misogyny in the music business.

The band was awarded Best British Group at the awards in London on Wednesday evening (local time), beating out Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Little Mix and Years & Years. While on stage to collect the award, frontman Matty Healy quoted an article by The Guardian deputy music editor Laura Snapes about the recent sexual abuse allegations levelled at singer-songwriter Ryan Adams.

“I just want you to listen to me for one sec,” said Healy. “A friend of ours Laura Snapes said this, and I just thought we should all really, really think about it.”

“She said that: in music male misogyny acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of difficult artists. Whilst women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don’t understand art.”

You can watch 1975’s BRIT Awards acceptance speech below.