He's deleted his account...

The 1975 singer Matty Healy seemed to inadvertently spark a Black Lives Matter furore on Twitter earlier.

Minneapolis man George Floyd died earlier this week, when a police arrest culminated in deadly violence.

American has been swept by protests, with riots occuring in some major cities.

Matty Healy attempted to respond to this, and tweeted a link to an older song by his group.

Some onlookers accused him of maliciously promoting his music through the Black Lives Matter hashtag, with the singer almost immediately deleting the note.

Subsequently tweeting an apology, he then withdrew from the debate altogether by deactivating his account.

Join us on the ad-free creative social network Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks, exclusive content and access to Clash Live events and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold.

 

-

Follow Clash: