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

Matthew ''Matty'' Healy of the English band The 1975

Matthew ''Matty'' Healy of the English band The 1975

Healy also told the crowd: "If you're gay, I love you and God fucking loves you".

Fans, who captured the moment on film, were quick to praise Matty for his actions. There were claims online the local police were searching for the young fan.

Healy addressed his bold display of affection on Twitter after the gig, which marked the band's first-and possibly last-concert in the UAE.

"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".

While performing the song "Loving Someone", Healy got off the stage to hug a male fan who apparently asked the singer to marry him.

The singer of the band the 1975 defied Dubai's anti-LGBT laws during a concert on Wednesday by venturing into the crowd and kissing a male fan on the lips.

Matt Healy performs onstage with The 1975.

"As much as I love the 1975, Matt Healy kissing that boy in Dubai, literally putting him in a life-threatening situation, to make a statement, is peak white people activism".

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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