Los Angeles, CA – September 24, 2023
In the world of Twitter, where celebrity spats and controversies are the order of the day, Lucy Dacus, the talented musician from the group boygenius, deserves a humanitarian award for her recent handling of Matty Healy’s online antics.
Matty Healy, known for his association with the band 1975 and a penchant for stirring minor controversies, recently tweeted about Dacus. He claimed to have told Dacus that he and George were inspired by boygenius to form a new band called ‘Girlretard.’ He then added that he didn’t hear from her much.
Dacus, showing grace under fire, responded with a simple yet powerful, “You don’t hear from me at all.” Her response was not just a clever comeback but a reminder that such language is unacceptable, especially from a 34-year-old man.
Dacus’s brilliant response didn’t just put Healy in his place; it prompted him to tweet, “Yeah, this never goes well, does it,” before deactivating his Twitter account. It’s a small win for the online world, as it brings some peace to the often contentious Twitterverse.
Lucy Dacus is no stranger to delivering impactful Twitter responses. In July, she didn’t mince words when Barack Obama included boygenius’ track “Not Strong Enough” in his summer playlist, simply writing, “war criminal :(” in response.
As for Matty Healy, this isn’t his first Twitter hiatus. He had previously expressed a desire to step back from the internet, citing that the era of him being an “arsehole” was coming to an end at a show in April.
While Twitter controversies are a dime a dozen, Lucy Dacus’s ability to stand up against offensive remarks and provoke a response that prompts change sets an example worth celebrating.
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