Rina Sawayama appeared to call out The 1975’s Matty Healy during her set at Glastonbury on Saturday. While introducing her song “STFU!”, Sawayama said, “I’m so sick of being told to shut up by men.” She went on to say, “I’ve had enough of being told that I’m not good enough, that I’m not pretty enough, that I’m not thin enough.”
Healy has been accused of sexism and misogyny in the past. In 2019, he was criticized for using the word “chink” in a song. He has also been accused of making sexist remarks about women in interviews.
RINA SAWAYAMA CALLING OUT MATTY HEALY LET'S GOO pic.twitter.com/1PMc7rnnpm— Kacper is PROUD OF RINA (@LipaMonae) June 24, 2023
Sawayama’s comments were met with cheers from the crowd. She later told BBC Radio 1 that she was “really proud” of what she said. “I just wanted to say something that I felt was important,” she said. “I think it’s important for women to stand up for themselves and to not be silenced.”
Healy has not yet responded to Sawayama’s comments.
Sawayama’s comments come at a time when there is a growing awareness of sexism and misogyny in the music industry. In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile cases of sexual harassment and assault in the industry. This has led to calls for greater accountability and transparency from record labels and music festivals.
Sawayama’s comments are also significant because she is a queer Asian woman. She has spoken out about the challenges she has faced as a woman of color in the music industry. Her comments are a reminder that sexism and misogyny can affect people from all backgrounds.
Sawayama’s comments have been met with a positive response from fans and critics alike. They have been praised for their honesty and courage. Sawayama’s comments have also sparked a conversation about sexism and misogyny in the music industry.
It remains to be seen what impact Sawayama’s comments will have. However, they are a significant moment in the fight against sexism and misogyny in the music industry.